Torts confirms lineup with Bickel as sixth d-man and Segal playing up front. So Eminger, Gilroy and Asham (suspended 1 game) are scratches
— Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) January 19, 2013
…easily the best line-up Torts can put out on the ice. Expecting lots of energy from Segal tonight, whose career may literally be on the line.
…Bickel's toughness obviously needed with Lucic likely buzzing the net all night.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) January 19, 2013
…if this pic doesn't get you fired up for tonight, just hand in your Rangers jersey.
Here's John Tortorella on what to expect tonight (via ESPN.com)…
"There's always rust. It's a game of mistakes. We're not going to over-think it. It's our first game and we're tying to go about our business as best we can."
…i'm expecting the first two periods of this game to be real sloppy, but by the third you'll see these guys settle in and do what they do best.
Here's the rest of Torts' presser from this morning (via Blueshirts United)…