Still don't believe in the Caps as Stanley Cup contenders? Vegas does.
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When Brooks Orpik stepped on the ice at Kettler Tuesday morning his teammates greeted him with hoots and hollers. An hour later Orpik came off the ice with a smile and without a trace of a limp.
From the looks of today’s lines at the Capitals’ morning skate at Kettler, Stan Galiev will replace Alex Ovechkin on the top line tonight against the Florida Panthers.
The Caps leaned heavily on Braden Holtby last year to close out the season. This year, they won't have to thanks to Philipp Grubauer.