Lineups for preseason opener in Columbus:
Brooks Laich - Tomas Fleischmann - Alexander Semin
Jason Chimera - Mathieu Perreault - Eric Fehr
Andrew Gordon - Marcus Johansson - Matt Hendricks
Kyle Greentree - Cody Eakin - Joel Rechlicz
John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Tyler Sloan, Brian Fahey, John Erskine and Sean Collins
Alex Ovechkin isn't making the trip for tonight's game, but he joked with Nicklas Backstrom after practice Wednesday that maybe he would drive out to Columbus just to watch.
"What is it, six hour?" Ovechkin said.
It actually can happen. Ovi drove to Philadelphia once to a pre-season game. Was it like two years ago? That's Ovi.
Ovi with Ronnie Ortiz-Magro from 'Jersey Shore'
McFadden's restaurant and saloon: Jersey Shore Party with Ronnie!
Update: Nicklas Backstrom confesses to Lindsay Czarniak that he watches the "Jersey Shore" show:
If you haven't heard yet Ovechkin's Team A Takes The Duchesne Cup [Dump n’ Chase].