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Rangers play the Devils for the second time in eight days — so I offer this warning to Henrik Lundqvist, who didn’t start in the previous meeting: Watch out for the bounces off the glass partitions!
Lundqvist vs. Martin Brodeur (I presume). Rangers will use the same lineup, which means Stu (Battlin’) Bickel remains in the lineup and Steve Eminger is prucha’d.
Ya boys are NHL-unbeaten in four (3-0-1, with the 1 coming in the Breakaway Contest After The Hockey Game Ends — or BCATHGE — at Newark after the gift goal by Clarkson) and 16-4-1 in their last 21.
The Rangers have 99 all-time wins over the Devils (a Mickey Mouse number).
Also, remember, if there’s a fight tonight, it is now perfectly legal to pull hair or gouge out somebody’s stitches, to go along with other new rules we’ve learned this season such as, it’s OK to come off the bench during an altercation and join that altercation, and it’s acceptable to attempt to maim somebody from behind. Just don’t celebrate a goal too much. That’s a misconduct.