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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Practice: Apr. 12
Michal Neuvirth has been confirmed as tomorrow night's game one starter. I'm not touching this any more in terms of opinions. It is what it is, and I hope we ride him to the chalice. Moving on...
Mike Green participated fully in practice again, taking regular shifts with the penalty kill and power play units. After practice, he called himself ready to go, and said that "nothing would keep him out." Bruce Boudreau, however, would not commit, calling him a game-time decision. And so, we wait.
The lines from yesterday remained the same: Ovechkin-Backstrom-Knuble, Sturm-Arnott-Semin, Laich-Johansson-Chimera, Hendricks-Gordon-Bradley, and Fehr-Beagle-King. Also of note in terms of line combinations is that Bruce Boudreau will run five forwards out there on his first team power play to start the series. Oh, boy. What could possibly go wrong?
Tom Poti skated again but it is not known if he will be able to return before the end of the first round. Dennis Wideman is still missing from practice.
That's all for now. In other reading from 24/7 today, I break down the first round series with the Rangers.
Information from Sky Kerstein was used in this post.