This from the morning skate:
D: Mike Sauer and Ryan McDonagh, the second pair last season, will be together. Brendan Bell, Del Zotto, Tim Erixon and Pavel Valentenko (all lefties) will be juggled on the other two pairs.
Watch for the five-forward PP, which was practiced today, with Richards at the point, controlling the set-up ("I'm not going to harness him," said Torts), Gaborik on the left wall, and Callahan and Wolski low.
Dubinsky, not dressing tonight, was on the ice as a fifth, but so were Zuccarello, Stepan and Boyle. Also worked 5 on 3, 4 on 3, with Del Zotto and Girardi in the mix.
Off to Newark in the rain. Will check in from The Rock....Thanks again for reading and following me at twitter.com/stevezipay