What team beat writers are saying this afternoon:
- Both Kari Lehtonen (back) and Mathieu Schneider (hip) are not playing for the Thrashers tonight. The way the Thrashers are playing, they should be just fine tonight.
- Patrick Lalime is starting tonight for the Sabres. Just giving Ryan Miller the night off before tomorrow’s game.
- Is Jordan Leopold on the block in Colorado? To be honest, if I were Darryl Sutter, I’d be mighty interested in the former Flame.
- It looks like Derrick Brassard has been moved to the first line in Columbus. They need to get Rick Nash going and this seems like the right move to me. Regardless, it is at least worth the try.
- “They have to trust each other,” says Dave Tippett about his Stars players. He’s right.
- Zach Parise hurt his heal at Devils practice but he’s good to go tonight. The former UND Sioux forward is quietly having a terrific campaign.
- Here at the Capitals lines for tonight’s game against New Jersey. Can anyone stop that top line?