Another one of those bounce-back games? Another test of character? Another arena that changes names every five minutes.
Henrik Lundqvist is expected to start in goal, and Michal Rozsival will not return from his injury. Not sure if Todd White or Derek Boogaard (or somebody else) will be prucha’d.
But the lines apparently will be shuffled, with the Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan line completely dismantled, and all three players playing on different lines.
At practice yesterday, Dubinsky skated with Derek Stepan and Marian Gaborik, Callahan skated with Boyle and Fedotenko, and Anisimov centered Frolov and Prust.
Gaborik, obviously, will be worth watching after the coach called him out following the Tampa Bay game Wednesday (then said he wasn’t calling him out). Whether he was or wasn’t, Gaborik was a no-show in that game and John Tortorella noted that Tampa’s best players sure showed up.
So it’ll be interesting to see Gaborik separated from his other no-show linemate, Alex Frolov, and with somebody with a little grit on that wing.