AFTERNOON UPDATE: 12:32 p.m.:
Andrew Gross tweeted (Twittered?) that Gaborik is out tonight and Parenteau will play in his place. Also that Brashear will not play again (fourth time in five games). So no prucha for Voros.
Still waiting word on whether Gaborik will play tonight. If I were Tortorella, I wouldn’t even think about playing him. You’ve got a tough schedule coming up … let him sit this one out, take tomorrow off, and see how he feels Friday. Why push him even a little?
Gaborik didn’t skate today … but it’s an optional on game days and a lot of guys don’t skate, or just go for a quick twirl to get the body going. As soon as we have something I’ll post an update right on top here.
Just a little link between the Rangers and the Islanders’ dynasty was revealed this week by ex-Islander Dave Lewis, in a story about playoff beards on NHL.com. Lewis told of a “souvenir” the Islanders stole from the Garden which they used for good luck, and carried with them, at the start of the dynasty. Read it here.
Here’s a little more of Tortorella’s post-game press conference from the other night. I know we didn’t see nearly enough of it live.
The Garden announced that its own (owned by Cablevision) Optimum Online will be available throughout the Garden now. Customers who are Optimum Online subscribers will have unlimited internet access throughout the building, and guests (non-subscribers) will be able to have limited access.
Headed to Game 1 of the World Series with my radio tonight. Keep me posted on the score, please. Reception tends to be really bad in pressboxes. Back later with game notes and a blank canvas.