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Holmqvist starts tonight, Ouellet out



Didn't get much out of coach John Tortorella at the morning skate. As he said, he's not going to keep picking apart the losing streak and he's going to keep his and the players' thoughts in the locker room. What we do know is Johan Holmqvist is the likely starter in goal despite Marc Denis playing pretty well while making 35 saves Thursday against the Red Wings.

Also, wing Michel Ouellet, whose stats have really fallen off lately, is a healthy scratch. Ouellet readily admitted the step back he has taken the last couple of games and said he intently will watch tonight's game against the Bruins to see if he can pick up some tips as to where he has gone wrong. After talking to him, sounds more like a matter of will than skill, a mind-set problem Ouellet seemed to have successfully dealt with earlier in the season.

[Last modified: Sunday, August 16, 2009 4:38pm]


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