Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Lineup Changes

Big, big, big changes for tonight per Tarik - Jurcina is out, Eminger makes his regular season debut, Bourque gets the call and looks to be on the top line with Ovechkin and Nylander, Backstrom will center Fleischmann (who moves to the left wing) and Kozlov, Sutherby is out and Laich will center the fourth line. Semin and Clark go on the IR and Poti will literally be a game-time decision.

Wow. So here's how it shakes out:

Ovechkin-Nylander-Bourque
Fleischmann-Backstrom-Kozlov
Pettinger-Steckel-Gordon
Brashear-Laich-Bradley

Johnson in net, defensive pairings TBA.

It will be interesting to see how Nylander works with Ovechkin since this is where we assumed he would be when he was signed this summer. Bourque should generate a little spark and hopefully some offense - it would be nice to celebrate a win and little Bourque's first NHL point/goal, wouldn't it? Backstrom played fairly well at center last week and I'm hoping a stint with a little less pressure will be good for him.

And Sutherby's frustrations continue.

8 comments:

Dan, Jr. said...

Lots of player movement throughout the organization. Ripple effect , I guess. Also have (C) Travis Morin, (RW) Tom Maxwell & (D) Patrick McNeill joining the Bears at Norfolk tomorrow. Meanwhile (RW) Andrew Gordon heads down to join the Stingrays in Charlotte on Wednesday night. Hope these changes don't cause the Rays record to go downward like the Caps & the Bears.

Dan, Jr. said...

Tonight's game is scheduled to be broadcast tomorrow @ 11:00 AM on Comcast Sportsnet. This recorded version may be available through "On Demand" before that.

Dan, Jr. said...

Sorry, make that 11:30 AM.

doubleas said...

WTF?

Call ups get to play on first line? That worked well with Flash.

Need to start website- hanlonmustgo.com

When will he put the best playmaker with the best scorer?

Murshawursha said...

Uhm... I could be wrong, but I'd be inclined to label Nylander as the best playmaker and Ovechkin as the best scorer, and they are playing together, so yeah...

DMG said...

Yeah, I don't know who you'd think could be a better playmaker than Nylander. I guess I could see Semin challenging Ovechkin as best pure scorer but obviously he is still hurt so....

Christopher said...

I thought Jurcina played very well in the home opener against Carolina. Sadly, in the games I have seen since, he has been pretty disappointing.

Steph said...

Milaaaaan :(