First it was two games without having to worry about Rick DiPietro leading the Islanders’ breakout. Now it’s an afternoon against the Bruins without Zdeno Chara pestering Jaromir Jagr.
Just give the Rangers the two points now? Hardly. But it certainly changes the complexion of a matchup the Rangers have struggled with in three meetings this season.
Meanwhile, no changes in the lineup expected from Tom Renney, and that means Henrik Lundqvist back in goal. Asked about tomorrow night in Buffalo, Renney said he has a pretty good idea of what he wants to do, “but I’m taking it one day at a time.”
I take that to mean Lundqvist is penciled in for tomorrow unless it’s made apparent he needs a night off. More than likely you’ll see Stephen Valiquette in one of the two games next weekend in Florida.
More in a bit…