The First Capitals Lineup Without a Russian Since 2004

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With Alex Ovechkin out with an upper-body injury and Hershey call-up Dmitry Orlov an apparent scratch, the Washington Capitals won’t have a Russian player in their lineup since [gulp] April 4, 2004. Yeah. The pre-Ovechkin, fire-sale era. (Alex Semin was on the roster, but did not play.)

Look at this lineup. It is terrible. Half of these players, I have no idea even who the hell they even are. This was the final game the Caps played before the lockout. Washington lost the game 4-3 to the Penguins, who were also terrible back then.

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