The Caps have played once since Saturday's overtime win and fell 5-4 at the hands of the surprising Florida Panthers. Washington sits two points back of Ottawa in the Eastern Conference standings.
No changes are expected to the line up that rallied for a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night. That means Nikita Filatov will once again be watching from the press box. I understand the reluctance to tinker with a winning line up but I really thought we would see Filatov back in the mix tonight after a few inconsistent efforts from Bobby Butler.
On defence, MacLean is expected to start with the same pairings, which means we’ll once again see a hefty dose of Erik Karlsson and Jared Cowen. With the Sens having the benefit of last change, expect that pair to see a lot of Alex Ovechkin this evening.
The Sens announced this morning that they have placed Filip Kuba on the IR with a shoulder injury. He is expected to be sidelined for the next month. Meanwhile, Matt Carkner will rejoin the team in New Jersey tomorrow night but is not expected to play.
Here is how the Sens are expected to line up.
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