All you bleary-eyed NCAA-watchers: Get up, you lazy things!
This city's gotta be dour with that Pitt loss. A noisy bar in the Fish Market last night went silent and people left in droves when the buzzer sounded.
I'm OK, really. The red church bells across from the hotel are pealing and I didn't throw away any dough on brackets this year. Can use it for an ale and burger at the Steelhead Grill tonight after Pens-Rangers matinee.
As for that game, according to Rob Rossi of the Trib, center Mark Letestu (upper body) will not be available. Jordan Staal centered a line with left wing Chris Kunitz and right wing Tyler Kennedy. Dustin Jeffrey worked the middle between left wing Chris Conner and right wing Alex Kovalev. Still no Sid Crosby or Evgeni Malkin, of course.
Rangers? Well, 3-1-1 vs Pens this season with The King in the cage, as I wrote yesterday. We'll know about 10:30 whether Lundqvist (neck) is back. I've got a funny feeling....And coach John Tortorella will let us know about the forward and d-man healthy scratches. Avery or Wolski? Gilroy or Eminger? I'm thinking he doesn't change it up and goes Wolski-Eminger.
See ya in a few. Need the morning brew...
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