Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 5/2/12

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 3: Steve Eminger #7 of the Anaheim Ducks plays against the San Jose Sharks at the Honda Center on October 3, 2009 in Anaheim, California. The Sharks defeated the Ducks 4-1. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Prior to Game Two, coach John Tortorella made a key decision for his lineup just before puck drop. With Brian Boyle able to play, Tortorella had to decide to sit one of Steve Eminger or Stu Bickel. Both played in Game One, and neither hit five minutes of ice time. Bickel has not been seeing anywhere near the ice time he saw in the regular season, and Eminger has only played in one playoff game since permanently losing his spot to Bickel. After Bickel’s giveaway led to the Mike Knuble goal on Monday, Bickel saw just one more shift, and it wasn’t until midway through the second period. After that one shift, he didn’t play again for the rest of the game. So now it is likely that Eminger will be inserted into the lineup. With Bickel in the chateau-bow-wow, it only makes logical sense that Eminger will dress in Bickel’s place. But dressing Eminger comes with some uncertainty as he has not been the same Steve Eminger since separating his shoulder in December. When it comes to expectation...
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