So the Blue Jackets come to town, in what should be one of the softer games in this stretch of five in eight nights, six in 10.
But Columbus is 6-1-3 in its last 10, which looks good on paper. The one loss was 9-1 to Detroit. Five of those games have gone to a skills competition. Still, do you think the Rangers would sign for one loss and 15 points in 10 games? You bet they would.
I still hope to make it do MSG tonight. I’ll see youse all later.
According to Steve Zipay, Callahan goes to center tonight, between Lisin and Kotalik, and Higgins moves up to the first line with Prospal and Gaborik. Zipay says, according to Tortorella, that Gaborik leads the team with 28 even-strength scoring chances (this is a coaching staff’s unofficial stat) and Higgins is second with 24. Somewhat surprising. Drury skated this morning and gets closer to returning, but won’t play tonight.