I've got my last weekend off-day till, oh, Christmas, and Newsday's John Jeansonne is covering for me at practice...
The lines: (asterisk denotes new)
Sauer: healthy scratch
Well, without the two leading scorers from last yeart. whadya expect?
Coach John Tortorella's call on all this, but as I've written, I still prefer Staal-Girardi out there all the time, but I'm not behind the bench...To me, the Dubi-Anisimov-Callahan trio is the defacto 1st line....
I'm guessing that the fourth line won't stay that way throughout the game tomorrow, with White and Christensen seeing more ice than Boogaard, especially on PK...
But until Mats Zuccarello's called up for help on the right side, this is your offense for several weeks....They've got to grind it out, find a way to score three a game and tighten up the D.
Henrik Lundqvist will start his fourth straight on Monday... It's possible Martin Biron will make his Rangers debut on Saturday in Boston