After a hideous eight game stretch, the Oilers have strung two wins together despite injuries to both Taylor Hall and Ryan Smyth. The Capitals have a two game win streak of their own.
Two will enter. Only one will emerge victorious. And if Edmonton isn't victorious, at least emerge without any additional injuries. Please?
Check back throughout the day for updated lines and pairings, as we'll post them as they become available.
Edmonton's projected lines
Nail Yakupov - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle
David Perron - Mark Arcobello - Ales Hemsky
Ryan Jones - Boyd Gordon - Tyler Pitlick
Ben Eager - Will Acton - Luke Gazdic
Anton Belov - Justin Schultz
Ladislav Smid - Jeff Petry
Nick Schultz - Andrew Ference
Scratches: Taylor Hall, Ryan Smyth, Jesse Joensuu
Washington's projected lines
Marcus Johansson - Nicklas Backstrom - Alex Ovechkin
Martin Erat - Brooks Laich - Troy Brouwer
Jason Chimera - Mikhail Grabovski - Joel Ward
Aaron Volpatti - Eric Fehr - Tom Wilson
Karl Alzner - John Carlson
Nate Schmidt - Mike Green
John Erskine - Steve Oleksy