Rookie goalie Chad Johnson gets his first NHL start tonight, after Henrik Lundqvist started 17 in a row and 24 of the last 25. In an Olympic year, you can only say, “It’s about time.” Johnson got two NHL periods in relief of Lundqvist in the 6-0 loss to Philly Dec. 30, then went to Hartford for two starts before being recalled.
Looks like Voros gets prucha’d again. Vinny Prospal was supposed to take a few twirls on the ice to test his post-surgical knee, but isn’t close to returning.
Here are tonight’s pregame notes. Have fun.