Marc Staal was paired with Ryan McDonagh for the 7th straight game last night but, for the first time, Staal was paired on the right while McDonagh played on the left.
Staal has played his career almost entirely on the left side and told Larry Brooks that he couldn't remember the last time he played an entire game as the right defenseman. (NY Post)
He played 21:06 and told Brooks that he didn't know he was playing on the right side until he saw it on the board. He said that Vigneault didn't give him a reason for the switch and that he just "went out and played." (NY Post)