While the top six skaters remain the same (Vinny Prospal-Erik Christensen-Marian Gaborik and Brandon Dubinsky-Chris Drury-Ryan Callahan), the second trios will be different, at least to begin the game: Sean Avery-Artem Anisimov-Enver Lisin and Chris Higgins-Brian Boyle-Aaron Voros.
Lisin, who didn't dress for the past two games, but scored against Altanta on Jan. 7, said he flet he was starting to be more confident. The last game I played was good. I played with the system. I spoke with the coaches more and so my defensive game was good. Maybe now I'll play more minutes on offense."
From this vantage point, Lisin should get more minutes and it's time he received more ice time with fellow Russian and roommate Artem Anisimov.