Torts pre game presser (via Jesse Spector)...
Andrew Gross tweets that despite a sore neck Henrik Lundqvist will start today against the Penguins, however, Marc Staal is out with an undisclosed injury. Meaning Matt Gilroy is back in.
Regarding Staal injury, John Tortorella says this close to playoffs his fear is other team's target injured areas on players that are hurt, so he doesn't want to put Staal at risk.
New defensive pairings...
Sean Avery is once again a healthy scratch.
...great news on Hank, but wtf happened to Staal? He did take a stick to the eye against Montreal but did return. Could be the knee injury flaring up.