The lines that started out last night were intact for today’s short practice, most notably with Petr Prucha at right wing alongside Brandon Dubinsky and Aaron Voros.
That line was just OK against the Penguins, but I thought Prucha and Dubinsky were most effective in the third period, when Voros was replaced for several shifts by Fred Sjostrom. The hustle of that combination led to a power play, which gave way to the Rangers’ first goal.
We’ll have plenty more tomorrow for the first visit of the season to the Islanders, but not much else today. I seem to be fighting something passed along by one of my sons. That’s OK. This will all be noted when it’s time to make out my will.