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DeBoer working on lineup for opener

Tuesday, 10.01.2013 / 4:17 PM / News
By Eric Marin
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DeBoer working on lineup for opener
DeBoer working on lineup for opener



 
Head coach Peter DeBoer still has some work to do before finalizing his lineup for Thursday's season opener in Pittsburgh.

He expects to have two of his key pieces – Martin Brodeur and Jaromir Jagr – in place when the puck finally drops on 2013-14. In the meantime, he has other details to work out.

"We're going to take all the time we can just because things can change in a practice," DeBoer said Tuesday. "You're dealing with different things: obviously what Marty has gone through and how quickly he can get back feeling good, some minor injuries, Jagr practicing two days in a row. There's some moving parts."

DeBoer experimented at practice with putting Jagr on a line with Travis Zajac and Adam Henrique. That was a change from Monday, when Jagr skated as an extra forward with Jacob Josefson and Mattias Tedenby.

"You can see just watching him, the world-class skill and the plays he's able to make," DeBoer said of Jagr. "For me, it's just finding that balance where we allow him and afford him the opportunity to be creative at the right times. At the same time, he gets a good handle on our expectations, system-wise and fitting in that way."

Whether Brodeur gets the start Thursday or in Friday's home opener against the Islanders, he wants to be ready. He was reminded of his NHL-record streak of 18 consecutive season openers with one team.

"It's not a big thing. It's durability," Brodeur said of the mark. "I'm part of the lineup, regardless."

 
Tuesday's lines:

Ryane Clowe - Patrik Elias - Damien Brunner
Adam Henrique
- Travis Zajac - Jaromir Jagr
Dainius Zubrus
- Andrei Loktionov - Michael Ryder
Ryan Carter
- Stephen Gionta - Steve Bernier
Rostislav Olesz
- Jacob Josefson - Mattias Tedenby

Bryce Salvador - Marek Zidlicky
Andy Greene
- Adam Larsson
Anton Volchenkov
- Peter Harrold
Alexander Urbom
- Mark Fayne

Martin Brodeur
Cory Schneider

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 65 41 18 6 175 146 88
2 NYI 66 42 21 3 211 185 87
3 TBL 66 40 20 6 217 173 86
4 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 66 35 21 10 194 164 80
8 BOS 63 31 22 10 168 165 72
9 FLA 65 28 23 14 159 185 70
10 PHI 65 28 25 12 173 187 68
11 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 65 26 34 5 175 199 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
M. Cammalleri 52 24 10 5 34
A. Henrique 57 12 20 -2 32
P. Elias 54 10 17 -12 27
S. Gomez 40 5 19 -10 24
T. Zajac 56 10 10 -3 20
S. Bernier 49 10 9 0 19
A. Larsson 46 3 16 5 19
M. Ryder 44 6 12 -2 18
A. Greene 64 2 13 7 15
E. Gelinas 44 5 9 -2 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 24 23 6 .928 2.17
K. Kinkaid 3 4 3 .915 2.59