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Washington Capitals-Montreal Canadiens: Game Day Notes (No. 25)

MONTREAL- NOVEMBER 28:  Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals skates with the puck while being defended by Ryan White #53 of the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL game on November 28, 2009 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The Capitals defeated the Canadiens 4-3 in a shootout.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
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Rocket All HabsCorrespondent INovember 28, 2009

Mike Cammalleri and Josh Gorges scuffled during practice on Friday. Both described it as a non-event.

Andrei Markov skated briefly this week and suggested that he may be back earlier than expected from his injury.

Jaroslav Spacek will be back in the lineup and wearing custom Kevlar skate protectors.

Carey Price will make his eighth straight start in goal.

Jacques Martin will go with seven defenseman, with Jay Leach getting some playing time as a forward on the fourth line.

Both teams have allowed 71 goals, but the Capitals have scored 26 more goals than the Canadiens.

Game time is 7:00 pm. EST. at the Bell Centre.


Expected Canadiens lineup

Plekanec, Cammalleri, Sergei Kostitsyn
Metropolit, Moen, Pacioretty
Lapierre, White, Pyatt
Chipchura, Wyman, Leach

Hamrlik, Spacek
Mara, Bergeron
Gorges, O'Byrne

Carey Price starts in goal for the Canadiens; Simeon Varlamov for the Capitals.

Scratches: Andrei Kostitsyn (foot), Gomez (groin), Pouliot (wrist), Laraque (suspended), Gionta (foot), D'Agostini (knee), Gill (leg), Markov (ankle)

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