If Game 4 ended up only as a false alarm, Tom Renney is really giving Lauri Korpikoski the tap for his NHL debut today. That means Colton Orr is out, and the Korpedo will center a line with Fred Sjostrom and Hollweg.
It’s a similar scenario as last year, when Renney thrust Nigel Dawes into Game 6 against the Sabres after not being with the Rangers most of the season. Needless to say, the Rangers lost that game and were eliminated as a result.
“I know this gives you fond memories of last year, but I don’t care about that,” Renney said. “The bottom line is these young guys are capable of playing and helping us. I felt the same way last year about Nigel and I feel the same way about Lauri. Under the circumstances, we need that kind of help at center ice. It’s just another opportunity to grow another young player.”
Some other notes:
So if at one point during the broadcast, Kenny credits Pat Verbeek with a Rangers goal, cut him some slack….