Marc Staal will miss tonight's game, ending his streak at 247 games played. Ruslan Fedotenko will return to the lineup tonight. Kris "Lobster" Newbury has been placed on waivers so the Rangers can return him to the AHL if they want to.
"Obviously, not that good," Staal said when asked how he felt about the play. "He left the game later, and I’m not sure if it was because of that hit. I didn’t think it was a dirty hit; it was one of those plays where I finished my check coming down – it happens."---Eric Staal, regarding his hit on Marc Staal last night.
In case you missed it, the Rangers were on David Letterman last night to read the Top 10 list, and Mouth has the video on RangerCrisis.com
"I think the amount of pressure we put on other teams' defense will make a difference, If we get on top of them quickly and keep the puck away from their top guys, Ovechkin and Semin, and we can cycle a bit, it'll be good. We're confident right now."