Get ready to be inundated with Tom Renney stuff tonight.
Wojtek Wolski (groin) is ready to return, but he will not play and be a prucha, as Erik Christensen remains in the lineup. Also, Brendan Bell replaces Jeff Woywitka, who gets prucha’d, on defense. Michael Sauer (shoulder) and of course Marc Staal (concussion symptoms) remain out.
Most notable is the decision to ride the hot hand of Henrik Lundqvist instead of giving Martin Biron a start in goal. Maybe Biron starts in Winnipeg (am I really writing Winnipeg again?) Monday.
Nikolai Khabibulin, who won a Cup with John Tortorella, Brad Richards and Ruslan Fedotenko in Tampa, starts in net for the Oilers. Remember, the last time these teams played at MSG, it got really ugly, though most of that involved the now-Whaled Sean Avery.
Our friend and fellow Bonehead, miked, has a post on his Houston Chronicle Hockey Spot blog about four teams that could use Avery. … I happen to disagree, and think that there isn’t an NHL team that would touch him with a 10-foot pole … but it’s a good read.