Mike Green sits out Game 4

Washington defenseman Mike Green will not play in Wednesday night's Game 4 with the Capitals facing elimination against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Green suffered a lower-body injury in Game 3 and missed almost all of the third period of the 4-3 loss.

Eric Fehr will also miss the game, but Sean Collins and Matt Hendricks are in the lineup.

Michal Neuvirth is starting in goal despite coach Bruce Boudreau saying Tuesday night he thought the goaltender wasn't great on a couple Lightning goals.

Washington is trying to avoid becoming the third No. 1 seed to be swept in any round since conference seeding began in 1994.