Scouting the Capitals

This is the only meeting of the season between the Kings and the Washington Capitals. The Capitals seem to have found a rhythm under new coach Dale Hunter — this, of course, is a battle of teams that made in-season coaching changes — as the Capitals had won four consecutive games before their loss to San Jose on Saturday. Tomas Vokoun, who is expected to start in goal tonight, allowed a total of only five goals in those four goals before the Sharks scored five on Saturday. Not surprisingly, the Capitals are led by Alex Ovechkin, who has been on fire of late, with five goals in his last four games. Washington will be without injured forward Nicklas Backstrom and defenseman Mike Green. For the latest on the Capitals, check out the coverage from The Washington Post, followed by tonight’s possible lineups for both teams…

The Washington Post’s Capitals blog

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KINGS LINEUP
Brown-Kopitar-Williams
Penner-Richards-Stoll
Richardson-Loktionov-Lewis
Clifford-Fraser-Hunter

Scuderi-Doughty
Mitchell-Martinez
Johnson-Greene

Bernier
Quick

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CAPITALS LINEUP
Alex Ovechkin-Brooks Laich-Troy Brouwer
Alexander Semin-Marcus Johansson-Mike Knuble
Jason Chimera-Jeff Halpern-Joel Ward
Matt Hendricks-Mathieu Perreault-Jay Beagle

Karl Alzner-John Carlson
Roman Hamrlik-Dennis Wideman
Dmitry Orlov-John Erskine

Tomas Vokoun
Michal Neuvirth

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