OTB: Tortorella already has problems with Zherdev, Halak starts tomorrow and Arnott appears to have concussion

Posted by Richard Pollock in Atlanta Thrashers,Boston Bruins,Buffalo Sabres,Chicago Blackhawks,Columbus Blue Jackets,Montreal Canadiens,Nashville Predators,New York Rangers,On the Beat on March 13, 2009 — No Comments

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon:

  • The Bruins lines from practice today.  Will the Bruins be able to carry some momentum after defeating Ottawa?
  • The Sabres feel good about themselves heading into tomorrow’s game versus Atlanta.  If you are a serious playoff contender, you have to beat Atlanta at home.
  • Martin Havlat is slated to return to the Hawks lineup tonight versus Columbus.  Will lineup with Bolland and Ladd.
  • No Steve Mason for the Jackets tonight.  Wade Dubielewicz gets the start, as the Jackets play four games this week.
  • Looks like Jaroslav Halak will start tomorrow for the Habs.  Price was great last night.
  • Jason Arnott seems to have a concussion and will sit out Saturday’s game.  He missed last night’s game too, which is a huge loss for a team that can’t score.
  • John Tortorella has already benched Nikolai Zherdev.  This certainly wasn’t predictable…