...on ice were Matt Zaba, Matt Gilroy, Marc Staal, Mike Del Zotto, Marian Gaborik, Aaron Voros, Brian Boyle, Chris Drury, Sean Avery, Erik Christensen, Artem Anisimov and the two likely healthy scratches against the Flyers tonight, Ales Kotalik and Donald Brashear.

            Other players worked out off-ice or trickled away for lunch.

            Del Zotto always prefers to skate in the mornings. "Just a routine, did it in juniors. I like just getting the feel of the puck. I actually feel different at night if I don't. I know it's hard to believe...On the road, I like to check the end boards, the ice, but it's just personal."


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            "I don't know what I'm doing differently," said Ryan Callahan, who has two goals and three assists in the last two games after going pointless in five. "Points are going to go up and down through the season." Callahan praised the fourth line: Avery, Boyle, Voros, saying it helps the entire team, "if you can go out there and every line's a threat ...They work hard, take the body and keep it simple and create some momentum for us."


          Had an interesting discussion with Erik Christensen, who is sharing faceoff duties with Chris Drury on the second line now and why it differs. Also, his dad is teaching Russian-style training for youngsters at a school outside of Edmonton and the notion of  forwards playing off wing in Europe and not here. More on that conceptual stuff later. Game tonight! Henrik Lundqvist vs. Ray Emery...