I’m not quite sure I understand the Rangers’ lineup over the next few days. It’s complicated. For instance, some of the players who are playing tonight—including the Markus Naslund, Scott Gomez, and Nikolai Zherdev line—are also playing tomorrow in Tampa. Others are playing tomorrow and Wednesday in New Jersey, but not tonight. And of course there’s the guys who played Saturday night, are not playing tonight, but are playing tomorrow.
And this is on top of Nigel Dawes stopping me every five minutes trying to convince me he’s playing defense tonight.
“The coaches say I need work on my backwards skating,” he said.
I’mÂ pretty sure he’s kidding.
The lineup for tonight:
Goalie: Lundqvist, Zaba
Defense: Redden-Girardi; Kalinin-Sanguinetti, Pock-Fahey.
This will be the first NHL preseason game for Weise and Bobby Sanguinetti.
Some other notes:
See for yourself. I think it’s safe to say Redden isn’t needing much in the way of sympathy these days.