First the news. Sean Avery will play on the No. 1 line with Gaborik and Prospal. Question: What took so long?
Enver Lisin will be prucha’d apparently. Donald Brashear on the third line. Question: Why?
Henrik Lundqvist in goal.
Biggest question: Which line would John Tortorella trust to play man-up against Crosby and Malkin, if and when they are together, and which lines will he employ against them if they are apart? Answer: There is no good answer to either of these questions.
Here’s something from the Rangers about the Garden of Dreams, which will take place during the first intermission:
MARK MESSIER TO ACCEPT MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION AWARD ON BEHALF OF THE GARDEN OF DREAMS FOUNDATION
Garden of Dreams Presented with Annual Chris Greicius Industry Icon Award during the November 30th New York Rangers Game at Madison Square Garden
New York, November 30, 2009 – On Monday November 30, 2009, as the Rangers host the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden, the Garden of Dreams Foundation will be presented with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America’s annual Chris Greicius Industry Icon award which acknowledges exceptional dedication to Make-A-Wish Foundation’s mission by helping grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
During the first intermission of Monday’s game, Make-A-Wish Foundation Metro New York President and CEO Patricia Clemency and wish child Matthew Von Dollen will take the ice to present Mark Messier with the prestigious award which he will accept on behalf of the Garden of Dreams Foundation. The presentation will be followed by a special video feature highlighting the Garden of Dream Foundation’s ongoing relationship with Make-A-Wish.
Hey, maybe the Captain can give the Rangers a little talk, too. Or suit up.
Enjoy the game.