First, he did not give out his lineup, or his lines, saying he wasn’t sure. (Andrew Gross loves when he says that, LOL). But he said it will probably be the same lineup as the home opener.
He did say that Mike Rupp (knee) remains out.
I asked him a few questions about the possible breaking-up of Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik — at practice yesterday Gaborik played with Erik Christensen and Wojtek Wolski (God help him) and Richards was between Ryan Callahan and Brandon Dubinsky. As we all know, that could be the top two lines to start the game, and it could all change by the eight-minute mark.
Also, remember that, bad as many of you (we) think Christensen is, he’s had his shining moments with Gaborik, and vice versa.
So here’s John Tortorella’s pre-game presser:[audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/tortspre1129.MP3]