Sorry for the lack of updates, and lack of detail in the updates I am providing. I am out of town for work, and have been working way too much!
Here is what I have for tonight.
Holtby will be between the pipes tonight as the Caps face off against the Panthers.
John Erskin is back in tonight having server the duration of his 3 game suspension.
Marcus Johansson and Roman Hamrlik are scratches.
Tomi Poti will be a game time decision after suffering an upper body injury this week against the Penguins.
Jason Chimera has been moved up to the second line with Backstrom and Brouwer.
Mathieu Perreault is back in the lineup tonight! I can't find where I read it last night, but I thought I saw that MP85 would be playing the third line with Backstrom.
From Capitals insider:
“I think we have to play a little bit more desperate and tell ourselves that, ‘Boy, if we lose this one, we’re out of the playoffs,’” Perreault said. “I think guys would come hard and play so much harder. I think that’s what we need; we need that desperation to get on the ice and feel like we have to win every single game to make the playoffs. And it’s basically what it is right now. We need to go on a run and win so many games.”