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Live from the Coliseum: Lundqvist vs Nabokov tonight

The skates are done:  In goal, its Henrik Lundqvist vs Evgeni Nabokov, whose only win of the season came against the Rangers, 4-2 on Oct. 15, thanks to John Tavares'  hat trick. Al Montoya the backup...

The Rangers are gunning for their seventh straight win, and the lines get a little tweak, with Sean Avery on the left of Brad Richards and Ruslan Fedotenko. "I've seen him play enough. Just get him the puck and go to the net," Avery said earlier.

Coach John Tortorella said he has no problem using Fedotenko and Brandon Prust on either wing, but wants to keep Avery as a left wing and Andre Deveaux on the right.

He said the break between games has benefitted banged-up Prust and Michael Del Zotto (hip), adding that he is not considering scratching either of them because rest is sufficient.

Scratched again is D Anton Stralman, who stayed on the ice doing conditioning work with assistant coaches...

More later....

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