Same lines same d-pairs for Rangers. No Marc Staal on ice. Matt Gilroy is the seventh d-man on ice.
— Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) May 18, 2013
…and Staal not practicing with the team is exactly why I didn't get excited about him skating yesterday. I've all but stopped expecting him back in the playoffs.
…no news on Clowe isn't very encouraging either. Haven't even heard that he's in Boston with the team working out. Not good.
Arthur Staple at Newsday notes that John Moore lost six teeth (two upper, four lower) in Game 1 after taking a puck to the face.
…who says hockey players aren't the toughest of all the professional athletes?
Meanwhile, in his post practice press conference John Tortorella, after stating that the power play stinks and that Carl Hagelin might be inserted on one of the units, hinted that the team needs to make adjustments on and off the ice (via Bergen Record)…
“I’m not a big adjustment guy. You look at some small things after Game 1. To me, it’s not so much on the ice. There are some other adjustments we have to make. I’m not going to tell you.”
…what in the world could that mean? Guys not watching enough tape or studying up on scouting reports? Or maybe that means guys are going out the night before games? Very interesting that Torts would drop that during a press conference when he's usually so secretive with information.
And finally, Claude Julien says Wade Redden is a "game-time decision'' for Game 2 and he is uncertain about Dennis Seidenberg's status.
…as I said yesterday, I love Redden back in the line-up over any of the three impressive rookies we saw in Game 1.