Andrew Gross at Ranger Rants reports Martin Biron will get his second straight start as Henrik Lundqvist is still feeling the effects of head congestion/sinus issues…
“Henrik will not be playing, Biron’s going,” Tortorella said. “He’s still sick so we’ll go with Biron. If Henrik was healthy enough he would play but on the backside of it we feel very good about Marty’s game and he gave us a really good chance to get to that overtime, he made some key saves in the third period. He’s played well. This is what’s good when you have a veteran guy like him to help you out in these type of situations. He’s a good teammate. That’s one thing when we signed him, we knew he was a good teammate and guys pull for him. A backup needs to play games. We’re going to play him but he also needs to win but he’s found his way here so he’ll get another start.”
…i bet this decision was made a lot easier knowing Tom Renney and the struggling Oilers are in town tomorrow.
Gross also reports that Tortorella said he would most likely keep the lines together from Thursday, meaning Derek Boogaard will be a healthy scratch for the second straight game.