After six games of using a top line with the big three of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Alexander Semin, Capitals Coach Dale Hunter reconfigured the top line for Monday's practice.
Marcus Johansson skated on the left wing with Backstrom and Ovechkin, who was on the right side. It's a move that adds more speed to the top unit and could potentially open more space offensively as Washington searches for offense after a three-game stretch in which it has recorded just three goals.
Capitals shake up top line: Marcus Johansson skating with Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom
Washington Post | Dec 20