Returns on D / Lokomotiv

Joe Finley and Andrey Pedan appear to be in for the first time in a long time; over three months for Pedan, a day past four for Finley (yet still earlier than most people expected). Marc Cantin and, it appears, Dallas Jackson sit out on defense; Joel Broda makes his Bridgeport debut in the spot Joey Diamond had last weekend. Otherwise, similarish to last week.

F: Lee-Strome-Halmo
Broda-Sundstrom (A)-Pistilli
Gallant (A)-Langkow-Vaughan
D: Ness (A)-Mayfield
G: Nilsson

F: Bourque-Miller-Fast
Hrivik-Hensick-Powe (A)
Haley (A)-Lindberg-O’Donnell
D: Johnson (C)-Hughes
G: Grumet-Morris

R: Lewis. L: Briggs, Redding.


Sometime between 3 and 6 p.m. on Saturday during its Olympics coverage, NBC plans to air a piece on Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, on those lost in the crash on Sept. 7, 2011, on those left behind and on those who’ve followed. It’ll be well worth your half-hour.

Got a sneak preview: It’s beautiful, for one thing, scenes around the city outside the rink. There’s lots from Tom Rowe and Dmitri Yushkevich, who took over behind the bench in 2012-13; lots from the families of Brad McCrimmon and Ruslan Salei; and pieces on Ivan Tkachenko, the fan favorite whose secret charity came out after he died, that run the gamut of emotions.

The timing isn’t pinned down, as far as I know. It’ll likely appear online at some point, and I’ll try to toss up a link when it does. But if you catch it on the air, it’s worth it.

Michael Fornabaio