So, which team do we see? The miserable unit that can’t go one shift without turning the puck over five times? Or the rarely glimpsed squad that posted decisive victories over the Devils, Penguins, and Capitals?
Carey Price gets the start in goal, with Pouliot and A. Kostitsyn back in the fold. Tentative practice lines from last week had Gomez centering Gionta and Pouliot, and Plekanec between the Kostitsyn brothers. Which, mercifully, means we won’t have to see Darche and Moen try to impersonate top-six forwards.