With Bobby Sanguinetti cut, tonight’s roster will be pretty close to what we will be seeing on October 2 in Pittsburgh. Marc Staal is out of the lineup tonight with some groin tightness, so the roster for tonightis as follows, as per Andrew Gross
Christopher Higgins-Vinny Prospal-Marian Gaborik
Enver Lisin-Brandon Dubinsky-Ryan Callahan
Evgeny Grachev-Chris Drury-Ales Kotalik
Donald Brashear-Artem Anisimov-Aaron Voros
Alexei Semenov-Matt Gilroy
Wade Redden-Michal Rozsival
Michael Del Zotto-Dan Girardi
Henrik Lundqvist likely to play the full game.
The Rangers are currently 2-3 in the postseason, but have played considerably better in the past few games.
As per Tarik El-Bashir, the Caps roster isn’t set yet, but a few notes:
* Doesn’t look like Chris Bourque is going to skate today (or play tonight). Tough break for a guy fighting for a spot.
* Judging from the players still on the ice, doesn’t look like Michael Nylander is playing tonight, either.
* Looks like Jose Theodore will start in goal tonight at MSG. Could be backed up by Michal Neuvirth.
* The combos weren’t obvious from this morning’s practice, but it’s POSSIBLE the top two lines will be 8-19-28, 21-20-17.
Game time is 7pm. Enjoy.