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:
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.