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Sunday, February 27, 2011
Pregame Notes: Rangers vs Lightning

By Matt Ehalt

Here are some notes before the Rangers battle the Lightning in an important game in the Eastern Conference.

WHO'S THE GOALIE?: Henrik Lundqvist will start in goal for the Rangers.

STAAL UPDATE: Rangers coach John Tortorella said that injured defense Marc Staal (left knee) is day-to-day and the team is hoping for his return Tuesday against Buffalo

WHAT ABOUT KENNEDY?: To acquire Bryan McCabe, the Rangers traded Tim Kennedy, a young forward. Here's what Tortorella had to say about Kennedy.

“I thought Kennedy had a good camp, " Tortorella said. "I’m not sure how all those rules work but he gets jammed up a little bit with the callups and stuff like that, but you look at our other prospects as we go along here and up the middle on the wing and we feel he’s a little bit behind those guys we’re talking about although I think he’s a pretty good player.