Alex Ovechkin hopes to stay hot tonight as he leads the Capitals against the Colorado Avalanche
Alex Ovechkin hopes to stay hot tonight as he leads the Capitals against the Colorado Avalanche

Aaron Volpatti and John Erskine will be the healthy scratches. Michal Neuvirth will be making his first start of the year as goalie. Alexander Urbom will be wearing number 34. According to this picture, Nate Schmidt will be wearing number 88.

For those who prefer names over jersey numbers:

Forward Lines-

Johansson-Backstrom-Ovechkin
Laich-Grabovski-Brouwer
Chimera-Fehr-Ward
Erat-Beagle-Wilson

Defense Pairings-

Alzner-Green
Urbom-Carlson
Schmidt-Oleksy
Neuvirth (Goalie)

Interesting tidbit: Oleksy will be playing his third game of the season tonight. Nate Schmidt will be his third different linemate. He has also been paired with Connor Carrick (against the Stars) and Alexander Urbom (against Carolina).