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Tonight's Lineup: Rangers at Caps

Rookie Simeon Varlamov will start in net for the Caps as they attempt to stave off elimination tonight in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarters. Just in case you're wondering, Henrik Lundqvist will start for the Rangers.

The big news tonight is that Rangers' pest Sean Avery won't suit up for the Rangers. He has not been suspended by the league, but rather is being benched by Coach John Tortorella for his selfish penalties late in Game 4. Aaron Voros will take Avery's spot.

Based on the warmup, the rest of the Caps' lineup should look like this: (I say "should" because the lineup was just handed out and Steckel is centering Laich and Bradley)

Clark and Nylander are out

Schultz is out

Check back later for some additional notes and quotes.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  April 24, 2009; 6:50 PM ET
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Unleash the Fury!

Posted by: uncatim | April 24, 2009 6:58 PM | Report abuse

The time has come for shots, cheers and prayers

Posted by: doncosmic | April 24, 2009 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Let's do it Caps. I'm not going to post again until your next win.

Posted by: ejohnsto | April 24, 2009 7:00 PM | Report abuse

ejohnsto: Looking forward to your next post in a few hours!

Posted by: uncatim | April 24, 2009 7:03 PM | Report abuse

avery out....too bad we need the pp chances
hope we decide to get our act together rather than booing tee times

Posted by: wendel2 | April 24, 2009 7:03 PM | Report abuse

GOOD LUCK CAPS!!!!! DONT SOTOP BELIEVING!!!! Can i get a LETS GO CAPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Capitals32 | April 24, 2009 7:05 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: uncatim | April 24, 2009 7:06 PM | Report abuse

goals from grit guys awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Posted by: wendel2 | April 24, 2009 7:34 PM | Report abuse

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