Ya boys on a three-game winning streak and 10-2 in their last 12.
Martin Biron starts in goal. We expect the same lineup, otherwise, with Erik Christensen and Anton Stralman prucha’d and Bel Biv Deveaux having been sent to Connecticut (AHL).
The Canes have a brand new coach in Kirk Muller, and an even newer assistant in one-time Ranger John MacLean as the NHL coaching carousel has begun spinning. The Rangers beat the Paul Maurice-guided Hurry-canes 5-1 on 11-11-11 (a game in which Brandon Dubinsky scored a goal!).
Also, in case you weren’t aware, and in case the telecast doesn’t get a chance to explain this: Marc Staal has another brother in addition to Jordan of the Penguins. Eric, captain of the Hurry-canes, is also the one who caused Marc’s concussion, and who has had a dreadful season so far. Just so you know.