No pre-game tonight but some brief notes before tonight’s contest against the Florida Panhters (7:30PM, MSG)
Opponent Blog: The Rat Trick
- As the title states, Erik Christensen – a healthy scratch since November 23 – will replace Sean Avery in the lineup. Christensen will take Avery’s spot along side Brandon Prust and Brandon Dubinsky. The move should come as no suprise as Avery has barely been getting ice-time and Christensen can bring some offense, if he brings consistency as well.
- The other lines stay intact: Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik; Ruslan Fedotenko-Brad Richards-Ryan Callahan; Brandon Dubinsky-Erik Christensen-Brandon Prust; Carl Hagelin-Brian Boyle-John Mitchell
- Henrik Lundvist is back for the second game of a back-to-back.
- The Panthers have been solid lately, picking up seven points in their last four games (3-0-1).
- Jose Theodore has a 1.57 goals-against average while winning five of his last seven starts.
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