First things first. I think we should all, as someone suggested last night, observe a minute of silence — no comments — for Old Coach 92. Let’s do it before the game, OK? So, how about 10:35? No comments until at least 10:36, OK? The game will then start around 10:37. I think that would be fitting.
Same lineup as the group that beat the bejesus out of the Flys on Sunday, meaning Lundqvist in goal (get used to reading that), Eminger and Christensen prucha’d.
The probable lines, according to Steve Zipay (one of just three New York-area writers on the trip — shocking to me on the state of newspapers and the state of hockey coverage; but also having something to do with cost vs. deadlines):
Side note: tomorrow or Friday I’ll have details on the next Boneheads Pick-the-Score contest extravaganza and picnic for Saturday’s game in San Jose. Don’t enter until you read the rules, which will include a starting and ending time for entries. The winner (or Sally) gets a pair of tickets for the March 22 game against Florida, donated by our anonymous friend.