December 19, 2010 2:05 pm

Tonight’s lineup set

Terry Murray said Alexei Ponikarovsky will play the second-line right-wing spot, alongside Ryan Smyth and Jarret Stoll. The fourth line will be Brad Richardson, Trevor Lewis and Kevin Westgarth. Murray said Drew Doughty and Jack Johnson would likely start the game as a pair, but he wasn’t certain about the other two pairs.

Murray also estimated that Willie Mitchell, whose status was initially announced as week-to-week, might be out for two weeks.

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