Big, big one. I’m not ready to call any game a must-win with 36 points still on the table. But this could be a huge win or a very discouraging loss against a Buffalo team five points behind, with three games in hand.
Marc Staal, who suffered a setback Monday, Marian Gaborik and Ruslan Fedotenko remained sidelined. So everybody healthy is in the lineup.
Cam Talbot starts in goal (just wanted to see if you’re paying attention; actually Henrik Lundqvist is starting).
Bryan McCabe gets moved up to the second D pair with Mike Sauer.