Just arrived at Mariucci Arena and grabbed a line chart. Dan Tormey will start in goal tonight for the Mavericks. If you recall, Tormey was outstanding in his last start here -- until he got his hand sliced open by Blake Wheeler's skate, an injury that required surgery and kept him out of action for a couple of months.
Here are the Mavericks' lines (starters in bold):
A few changes: Wiley is in for Mike Louwerse, and Youds is in for -- and this is a bit surprising -- Brian Kilburg. Kilburg, a junior defenseman was minus-1 Friday and had no penalties. Coach Troy Jutting has long said he likes all seven defensemen he's been rotating this season.
I spoke with Kilburg in the press box. Apparently, he is a scratch because of his performance Friday. "They're taking the stupid stuff (penalties and poor play) seriously," Kilburg said, "whether your're a senior or a freshman."
Another change is Geoff Irwin and Rylan Galiardi have swapped places. Irwin moved up to the second line with Mouillierat, who is now in the middle, and Joel Hanson.