I'll update this, just wanted to get a thread up. Two hours to go.
Lessio - Vermette - Doan
Rieder - Arcobello - Gagner
Erat - Chipchura - Moss
Korpikoski - Vitale - Samuelsson
OEL - Stone
Yandle - Campbell
Gormley - Murphy
The Historically Greasy One
Winger Henrik Samuelsson will make his NHL debut tonight.
"It's a dream come true, and I'm really excited. Obviously, it's special playing your first NHL game but being able to do it in New York, it's extra special."
"We're going to put him in a situation where he can get out, up and down the ice, work hard, bang around, try to use his assets the best he can and get his feet wet in the NHL," coach Dave Tippettt said.
Originally Posted by The Feckless Puck
Walsh: In the cold, austere Scandanavian country where a boy named Ulf became a man, one can imagine a gruff, hard-bitten father with calloused hands rough from hard work gently placing those hands on his son's face and saying, lovingly, "Stora ögonblick kommer från stora möjligheter, Ulf." From moments such as these, determination flows. A determination that is absorbed into every corpuscle, every tissue, every piece of marrow or gristle that buttresses the human form... that creates the hockey player. And it is THIS DAY... this cold, austere day in the Big Apple, a city whose determination flowed from a different fountain that sprang from the ruins of a national tragedy... this day that is so reminiscent of that far-off land called Sweden... where determination becomes realized opportunity for one of the sons of Ulf... a young man named Henrik. I'm Todd Walsh, and it's the first intermission, and I'm here with Henrik Samuelsson, who threw his first body check in the National Hockey League only a handful of minutes ago. Tell me, Henrik, you have been called upon by heroes - ICONS - of the sport, from one of hockey's great coaches in Dave Tippett to a general manager who made his own name here in Madison Square Garden with the name "Donnie" sewn to his blue shirt, to bring a spark to a lineup that is under siege. You want to bring that spark to this assemblage of hockey brotherhood, do you not?
Samuelsson: Um. Yeah. I just took the body.
New York Rangers
Nash - Brassard - Zuccarello
Kreider - Stepan - MSL
Hagelin - Hayes - JT Miller
Glass - Moore - Stempniak