Will have Tortorella quotes, however brief, soon.
Chris Drury is back in (he’ll add some juice, the coach said). Mats Zuccarello is in, presumably in case of a shootout. That means Sean Avery—who agitates the heck out of the Devils—is prucha’d.
Also, Matt Gilroy is in for Steve Eminger.
Back in a few.
On the mood of the team:
“I haven’t see them yet. I’m sure they’ll be just fine. Why wouldn’t they be? It’s a great opportunity.”
“Gilly’s in for Emmy, and let me make sure you understand. Emmy has given us some really good minutes. I thought he stepped in really nice a couple games ago when McDonagh was struggling a bit. So, that was a tough decision. But we’re hoping maybe we get out of our end zone a little quicker with Gilly as far as a first pass, and maybe add some offense and we’ll see where it goes.
“Dru will be in, Sean Avery will be out, and Zucc ,who’s been called up, will be in the lineup.”
“Dru is Dru. He’s been wanting to go for a little bit here. I’m not sure exactly how much he’ll play. I’ll see. He’ll take some faceoffs, he’ll kill some penalties, but he gives us a little bit of juice as far as coming back; our captain is back in the lineup, so we’ll see how it goes as we proceed in the game.”
Do you know where he’ll play?
“Not sure. I am sure, but I’m not telling you. I’m not giving my lineup. … Gilly will be with McCabe.”
“I think (Drury) is well respected. He’s not a holler guy in the room. He leads by example. I think when you look at him, how hard he’s worked with a chronic knee here, and I think the same thing goes for Prospal, one of our other older guys—how hard he worked to get back. I think that just adds something to your lockerroom. He’s just so well-respected by his teammates and, you know, he’s been known to make big plays at big times in big games, so we’ll see where it goes.”