The Capitals took their 2012-13 team photo Monday morning before kicking off the final week of the regular season with practice in Arlington. Once the players made their way into the dressing room and changed out of game sweaters into practice ones, there were no changes on the ice.
As is to be expected when a team has won nine of its past 10 games, Coach Adam Oates didn’t make any changes to the lines or defensive pairings for Monday’s workout.
Neither Brooks Laich (groin) nor Joel Ward (left knee contusion) took part in the practice, though both were present for the team photo. Laich has missed the past eight games since re-injuring his groin, while Ward has missed six consecutive games since blocking a shot by Tampa Bay defenseman Sami Salo. Both players remain sidelined indefinitely.
Here’s what the lineup looks like:
Forwards
Johansson-Backstrom-Ovechkin
Erat-Ribeiro-Brouwer
Chimera-Perreault-Fehr
Volpatti-Hendricks-Beagle
Wolski