First and foremost, defenseman Brian Pothier will sit out tonight, and John Erskine will take his spot in the lineup.
The forward lines will also undergo a noteworthy shake-up:
Caps coach Bruce Boudreau had some strong comments prior to the game. He stated that Pothier needs to play better, and thet since Brashear and Bradley always seem to be forechecking and keeping the puck in the offensive zone, he would split the two of them up and try to get two lines with that sort of forechecking presence. he also stated that the Caps must do a better job of keeping the front of their net clear.
If I get a chance, I’ll transcribe some of those comments.