First of back-to-back matinees, with the Flys in town tomorrow at 2. Ya boys on a two-game losing streak.
Andre Deveaux was suspended today for three games for his elbow to the chops of Florida’s Tomas Fleischmann on Wednesday.
Erik Christensen and Anton Stralman will be prucha’d, and so call-ups Carl Hagelin and John Mitchell will make their Rangers debuts. Jeff Woywitka also returns to the lineup after his one-game prucha. Henrik Lundqvist starts in goal against Michal Neuvirth.
Don’t forget, tonight HBO previews “24/7″ leading to the Rangers-Flys Winter Classic at 9:15 (and replayed many times). Just be warned, HBO’s been all around the teams but hasn’t had the real all-access pass to the Rangers yet. By that, I mean don’t expect them to be in the lockerroom just before games, between periods and immediately after games. My understanding is that they haven’t been in those situations yet.