The three-game winning streak is by the boards for the Rangers, who apparently will be without Derek Boogaard (infected finger) tonight against Carolina.
Evgeny Grachev, 20, who will wear 91, has been told he will make his Rangers debut.
I'll avoid the tired Staal-vs-Staal story line, although I will note that it is Eric's 26th birthday.
During the Rangers optional this morning, which was attended by Martin Biron and nine skaters, Chris Drury was in the workout room wearing what appeared to be a soft cast on his broken finger, but I didn't get a chance to speak with him. Michael Rozsival and Artem Anisimov are ready to go...
Not sure whether Mike Sauer will be a healthy scratch again, we'll be speaking to Tortorella at 5. Check back in....and follow me here and at twitter.com/stevezipay this weekend, as I bring my first head cold of the season with me to Toronto tomorrow...