Whether they were outplayed or not, whether the line shuffling was for better or worse, of most importance to the Rangers is “they are back to .500”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071104/SPORTS01/711040385 and get their first crack at the first place Flyers tomorrow.
They are off today, which may be good news for Jaromir Jagr and his groin. If the Big Fella can go again tomorrow, my assumption is he will be back alongside Brandon Dubinsky, with Scott Gomez back centering the ever-interesting Sean Avery and Petr Prucha.
Here’s the next question: Tom Renney mentioned last week finding a night for Stephen Valiquette to get a start in the near future. With the front end of a back-to-back tomorrow, and the other option a start in the hostile confines of Nassau Coliseum, will that start be against the Flyers?
I suppose we’ll see. More on that and everything else tomorrow from the skate..