Goalie nods: Bishop back for Bolts, Brodeur starts in Montreal
News and notes from around the crease...
Ben Bishop will play for the first time in four games when the Lightning take on the Rangers at MSG tonight.
Bishop, who is 22-5-3 with a 1.86 GAA and .935 save percentage, was sidelined with a wrist injury and backed up last night as the Bolts lost 3-2 in Columbus.
For New York, Henrik Lundqvist will look for his fourth straight win. He stopped 37 of 38 shots in a stellar 4-1 victory over the Flyers on Sunday.
Au revoir, Marty?
Martin Brodeur could be playing his last game in Montreal tonight when the Devils take on the Habs.
Brodeur, a Quebec native who’s father was the longtime Canadiens’ team photographer, has been sitting behind Cory Schneider for the last three games and hasn’t played well in 2014, going 0-1-1 with a 3.97 GAA and .846 save percentage.
This is the last time the Devils will visit Montreal this season, having already played at the Bell Centre on Dec. 2 (a 3-2 Habs victory).
Tonight, Brodeur will go up against Carey Price in the Canadiens’ goal.
Maple Leafs at Bruins: Jonathan Bernier in for the Leafs. Tuukka Rask likely for Boston.
Sharks at Capitals: Antti Niemi vs. Philipp Grubauer
Islanders at Panthers: Kevin Poulin vs. Tim Thomas
Flyers at Sabres: Steve Mason vs. Jhonas Enroth
Avalanche at ‘Hawks: Semyon Varlamov vs. Corey Crawford
Coyotes at Blues: Mike Smith vs. Jaroslav Halak
Flames at Predators: Karri Ramo vs. Carter Hutton
Senators at Wild: Robin Lehner vs. Darcy Kuemper
Oilers at Stars: Ilya Bryzgalov in for Edmonton. Kari Lehtonen likely for Dallas.