With Henrik Lundqvist in need of some rest, backup backstop Stephen Valiquette will start tonight against the Flyers. I say this is a good move considering the Flyers have yet to solve the Rangers backup goaltender. In 3 games against the Flyers this season, Valiquette has a GAA of 0.36 and SV% of .986.
With Blair Betts out for the next two to three weeks, we might see the the 4th line get even less time then they have been. This is bad news for the Fredrik Sjostrom although we might see Renney inject him into the lineup in other places throughout the game.
Martin Biron, whom the Rangers have had some trouble against, will start tonight for the Flyers.