The Rangers play four of their next five at home, starting Monday against the Maple Leaves. The Lightnings come to MSG for a rematch Thursday.
Ya boys have won four in a row and are 11-2 in their last 13.
Expecting the same lineup tonight, with Henrik Lundqvist replacing Martin Biron in goal.
Derek Stepan, who took a shot off the ankle Thursday and didn’t practice Friday, declared that he will play tonight. That means Anton Stralman and Erik Christensen are prucha’d again. Marc Staal and Mike Rupp skated again today, but there is not even a guess of how much longer they’ll be out, especially Staal.
John Mitchell donned a face shield today after that close call in Carolina.
Matt Gilroy plays his first game against his former team.
All this garbage about Richards and Tortorella and Fedotenko returning to Tampa? They’ve all done it before. Dull.