Same Lineup for Rangers, Johnson Returns

Same playing roster for the Rangers in last night’s 3-0 shutout of Winnipeg at Madison Square Garden, except for Chad Johnson replacing the flu-stricken Martin Biron as Henrik Lundqvist’s backup.

Wojtek Wolski and the recently-recalled Erik Christensen were healthy scratches.  Stu Bickel’s ice time increased marginally from the 4:27 he logged in Saturday’s overtime win in Boston, but the big D-man still got only nine shifts for a total time of 5:43.

John Mitchell scored a goal and had a great chance for another, and by the end of the game was playing on a line with Marian Gaborik and Derek Stepan.

And how about Lundqvist not even being supposed to play before Biron got sick, and pitching his fifth shutout of the season and second in the last four games?

Johnson, meanwhile, was returned to the Whale from his emergency recall after the game.



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