Marty Biron will make his second start; he made 27 saves in beating Winnipeg on the road trip. He also had relieved Lundqvist for the final 9:42 in Edmonton, when Lundqvist left with pain his his left foot from a skate issue.
Artem Anisimov, who saw limited action after a second period hit against the Senators, practiced and said he was good to go tonight. He said he only lost consciousness for a few seconds, and that the hit was to the lower back and then his face hit the glass. "If I'm not ready, I wouldn;t play," he said.
He said knew he didn't have a concussion. "I didn't want to puke."
Anisimov, who had an ice pack on the back of his neck, had a little headache yesterday, but none today. When someone noted that he returned to the ice fairly soon, he said: "I wanted to score a goal on the power play."
Michael Del Zotto did not skate in the optional today, but is expected to play....A team spokesman said "nothing" when asked if there was an news about Marc Staal...