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Martin Biron starting vs Isles, Derek Boogaard back, White, Gilroy scratched


                    As tweeted, Martin Biron (5-2) will make his eighth start of the season tonight in Uniondale. "He's brought a steadiness, not only in his game, but for the team, you can see the team really setlles down, just his style. He understands his role and more importantly, he's won some games...It's not so much this building, we want him to play the first game. He's been sitting, it gives Hank another day to work. He's played well and I don't want to keep him out much longer."

                 So sounds as if Lundqvist will be in net at the Garden tomorrow.

                 Biron, who has won four in a row, made 31 saves in his  last start, on Nov. 22, a win against the Calgary Flames at the Garden.

                 “Playing against an old team is always fun, always exciting,” Biron said. “I’m trusting that I’ve done the work that I’ve had to do in the last week to get ready for that, and it’s the same kind of focus that I’ve had pretty much all year.”


                 Boogaard (shoulder) will play for the first time since the Tampa game.  "I want to get Boogey back in. He feels better, just a sprain, just a matter of strengthing it."



               "If you're not feeling any stress, you're not prepared to play the game," Tortorella said.  Rick DiPietro certainly ramps up the intensity for these games: "I can honestly say I truly dislike the Rangers," he said this morning,  "and there's nothing in the world I like better than beating the Rangers." .





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