Ahead of a game with major implications for both the Capitals and Hurricanes, Todd Reirden has shuffled his top six forwards.
Carl Hagelin has been promoted to the second line and will skate with Evgeny Kuznetsov and TJ Oshie. Jakub Vrana has been demoted to the third. Despite scoring, Vrana had the second lowest ice time among all Capitals players against the Flyers on Sunday and made a cameo with the third line for 1:37 at 5v5. He has 22 goals this season – second most on the Capitals.
The fourth line of Andre Burakovsky, Travis Boyd, and Nic Dowd stays intact.