Need to know: Donald Brashear and Erik Christensen get prucha’d, and Ales Kotalik returns after sitting out six, in hopes of sparking a power-play that was 0-for-9 in this three-game losing streak. Lundqvist in goal—I’m sure Ocho gets a game on the three-in-four nights Western road trip upcoming.
Maybe this Brashear thing will become permanent once and for all.
Two things about the Devils, just because …
That kid Patrice Cormier, the Devils property who was suspended for the rest of the QMJHL season for a vicious elbow, is appealing the suspension. Here’s how the meeting should go: Cormier walks in and asks that his sentence be reconsidered. The QMJHL president looks at him and tells him: Get out!
The other thing about the Devils, only because it pertains to the Rangers: Remember that great game, the 0-0 game at the Garden which turned into a skills competition? Since then the Devils are 2-5, and have scored 11 goals in seven games, four of those in a win over the Islanders; and they have been shut out twice. Of course, that game was also the first of four shutouts the Rangers have suffered in their last eight games.
Now try to remember to not have any fun tonight. No jibberish. No Bonehead comments. Just line combinations. See youse after faceoff.