The Rangers need a point to have gone through this ridiculous 16,500-mile schedule at NHL-.500, or a win to top that.
Martin Biron gets his first start of the season in goal in place of sore-footed Henrik Lundqvist (Biron’s playing because it’s time for him to play, not because of Hank’s tootsies).
Jeff Woywitka is back in the lineup, in place of Brendan Bell. Wojtek Wolski returns from his groin injury and one-game prucha to replace Erik Christensen, who is prucha’d.
Wojtek and Woywitka?
Marc Staal and Michael Sauer remain sidelined.
Home game for trainer Jim Ramsay, and for the second Atlanta franchise to migrate North.
And, if you’re wondering, that’s the Jets logo from the early 1970s WHA days.