Thursday, November 11, 2010

Rangers vs Sabres Final Lines: Gaborik Linemates Announced; Boogaard Scratched

The lines for tonight's game are as follows:


According to Steve Zipay, Tortorella has said that Gaborik with Christensen and Frolov, but that Stepan will possibly get some time in there.

stevezipay Torts: Gaborik will start with Frolov and Christensen but Stepan could slip in
While this might not be the popular move with the fans because Christensen is not a favorite and they want Stepan to get the shot this is the move I really expected to happen as the first shot.  What we do see is some of what I laid out the other day in the Stepan situation that if he isnt going to play with Gaborik it is likely he gets sent to Hartford when Prospal and Drury return.  The 4th line group tonight isnt nearly as bad as it has been for Stepan to work with in Avery and White, and it will be interesting to see how much Tortorella rolls the lines.  Very curious that Boogaard was scratched after scoring a goal, especially when he and or Prust might be very necessary tonight to deal with Kaleta who at some point will probably take a run at Gaborik.