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PLAYER NOTES

--G Tomas Vokoun picked up an assist on a goal by LW Alex Ovechkin and has two assists this season, which ties him with teammate Roman Hamrlik. Vokoun has 21 career assists. His career high for a season is six, set in 2007-08. This is the first time a Capitals goaltender has recorded two or more assists in a season since Jose Theodore in 2009-10.

--RW Alex Semin has eight points (four goals, four assists) in his last six games, while LW Alex Ovechkin has seven points (four goals, three assists) in his last five games. "Since I've been here he's been taking the body," coach Dale Hunter said of Ovechkin. "He hits and plays hard and that's his game. By doing the right thing the scoring chances are coming."

--C Nicklas Backstrom scored his 100th career goal and is tied with Jason Chimera for the team lead in goals this season with 13. He became the 25th player to score 100 goals in a Capitals uniform. He also added an assist for his 14th multi-point game of the season. Backstrom's 100th goal came in his 359th game, and the crowd at the Verizon Center showed its appreciation with a standing ovation. "It's a good feeling," Backstrom. "It's a great milestone."

MEDICAL WATCH

--D Mike Green (groin soreness) is practicing with the team and could return as Tuesday night against Calgary. He was placed on injured reserve Friday retroactive to Nov. 11.

--D Tom Poti (groin) is expected to be sidelined all season.

GOALTENDERS

--Tomas Vokoun

--Michal Neuvirth

DEFENSE PAIRINGS

--John Erskine, Roman Hamrlik

--Dennis Wideman, Dmitri Orlov

--John Carlson, Karl Alzner

FIRST LINE

--LW Alex Ovechkin, C Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Semin

SECOND LINE

--LW Marcus Johansson, C Jeff Halpern, RW Troy Brouwer

THIRD LINE

--LW Jason Chimera, C Brooks Laich, RW Joel Ward

FOURTH LINE

--LW Matt Hendricks, C Jay Beagle, RW Mike Knuble

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