The Capitals welcome the Sabres to Verizon Center tonight for a rematch of last Saturday's game, which the Sabres took in OT, 3-2.
Coach Bruce Boudreau has shaken up his lines bigtime for the contest. Nick Backstrom will skate with Alex Semin and Brooks Laich on the second line, while Marcus Johansson moves to the top spot with Alex Ovechkin and Mike Knuble. Tomas Fleischmann will be a healthy scratch for the first time this season. Ouch.
The Caps are expected to start Michal Neuvirth once again in goal. The Sabres will counter with Ryan Miller.
Puck drop is 7:07-ish. Check back later.
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