Scratches: Mike Green and Matt Hendricks.
Mike Green will miss his fifth straight game while he continues to recover from a slap shot to the face during the Caps' last meeting with the Penguins February 6. Matt Hendricks is also a scratch; he is sick. Penguins center Jordan Staal suffered a similar fate to Green's late in Pittsburgh's 3-2 shootout loss to the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday, but is expected to start. Penguins defenseman Paul Martin, however, is expected to sit. Martin is not the only defenseman that will be missing for Pittsburgh; Alex Goligoski was traded to the Dallas Stars Monday afternoon in exchange for James Neal and Matt Niskanen.