Per Tom Gulitti, the Devils have switched up the lines....again
CONFIRMED: JOSEFSON HAS BEEN TOLD HE WILL BE PLAYING MONDAY ACCORDING TO TG. I'd imagine Sykora will sit, since he practiced on the "5th line" today...
Zach Parise-Travis Zajac-Dainius Zubrus
Ilya Kovalchuk-Adam Henrique-Patrik Elias
Alexei Ponikarovsky-Jacob Josefson-David Clarkson
Ryan Carter-Stephen Gionta-Steve Bernier
Eric Boulton-Petr Sykora-Cam Janssen.
I like the first line of Parise, Zajac, and Zubrus because this trio has had some formidable success in the past.
The second line is a bit of a wildcard. Elias has been playing center all year, and has done a good job, minus the faceoffs. Does moving to right wing hurt him or help him? Left wing, right wing; doesn't matter—Kovalchuk is a threat no matter what position he plays. Henriques' been stellar all year; I have no worries with him playing in between Patty and Kovy.
I love the third line. Hopefully Josefson can pick up right where he left off before he got hurt.
And the fourth line. Beautiful. Continue to wear the opposing D down, my friends.