Below is tonight's starting lineup for the Washington Capitals as they prepare to face off against the Buffalo Sabres at Verizon Center. Head coach Bruce Boudreau, who has a tendency to switch lines on a regular basis, has done so again.
Alex Ovechkin - Marcus Johansson - Mike Knuble
Brooks Laich- Nicklas Backstrom - Alexander Semin
Marco Sturm - Jason Arnott - Eric Fehr
Jason Chimera - Boyd Gordon - Matt Bradley
On defense, the pairings are:
Jeff Schultz - Scott Hannan
Karl Alzner - John Carlson
Sean Collins - Tyler Sloan
Michael Neuvirth is in goal for the Capitals and will be opposed by the Sabres' Jhonas Enroth. The Capitals recalled Collins from AHL Hershey Saturday to replace John Erskine, who is not playing after he suffered an undisclosed injury during Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. The defensive corps is already without Mike Green, Tom Poti and Dennis Wideman.