Ya boys on a six-game winning streak.
Same lineup for the Rangers, which means Anton Stralman is prucha’d. Henrik Lundqvist in goal. Mike Rupp, Wojtek Wolski and Marc Staal still out injured.
Ryan Callahan plays his 300th NHL game. Sean (Almighty) Avery plays on a line with Brad Richards (so I guess that’s the first line, right?). Seriously, Avery should add some fun to this renewal of the rivalry, which was lacking last time (except for Jack Capuano annoying the Rangers by calling timeout after the winning goal).
Evgeni Nabokov, being shopped around and probably showcased, starts in goal for the Islanders, who have lost nine of 10 (actually six of 10 according to the NHL, what with the Bettman Bonus Points).
Carcillo happens: Something came up and I did not make the pleasure trip to Uniondale. Remind me to tell you about my all-time favorite ride out there. It’s a whole big story, so I’ll have to do it on a slow day. Also, still not sure about how Friday is looking for a live chat. I’m dying to get the first one off the ground … but cooke also happens.