Look at what Torts said and what question he was answering. If the Rangers don't win,they are done. Not done today. There isn't enough time to worry about conditioning. That's the context. Its not the regular season. Its the playoffs.
I don't think an 80% Marc Staal is going to be the difference. Clowe would be nice to have back.
I don't think we can afford to play him right now.
Down 2-0 or up 2-1 makes sense, in the series. Otherwise, I think you might as well roll out Eminger and Moore. Eminger, not bad, not good, in game 1... but some of you really don't know what to expect out of a 6th defenseman. As that, Eminger did great game 1.