Wednesday Line Combos
It was nice of the coaching staff to color-code the lines today at the morning skate. Here’s what we should see tonight, though the positions could be off for some of these and these aren’t necessarily the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th lines. The defensive pairings aren’t clear, but I can at least tell you who’s playing.
Kovalchuk- Antropov- Little
Fritsche- Reasoner Peverley- Crabb
Kane- Machacek- Stapleton- Afinogenov
Gratton- Slater- Thorburn
I’ll have more details after the skate and I’ll see if I can et some clarity on that 4-man line.
By the way, Evander Holyfield is here to get a tour and meet Evander Kane. Eric Boulton, who isn’t playing tonight, has been chatting him up on the bench.
Machacek isn’t in the lineup for tonight, but Maxim Afinogenov was under the weather yesterday so he might be a game-time decision. That would explain why Spencer was out there this morning.
Also, I somehow mistook 15 for 19. Reasoner isn’t playing- Crabb is, so move Peverley to the middle between Crabb and Fritsche.