The Washington Times - April 18, 2009, 12:40PM

Simeon Varlamov was the guy who led the team out on the ice. Either Bruce Boudreau is playing mind games, or Varlamov is starting today.

Yesterday, Boudreau said we would see who leads the team out … then proceeded to say Jose Theodore is his No. 1 goalie. Every other time this season, the goalie who goes out on the ice first for warmups is the guy who starts. This could be Boudreau trying to mess with John Tortorella and/or the media, or this means he is really making the switch.

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UPDATE: Varlamov is going first during all the warm-up drills. This is either a really elobarate plot, or the kid is going to make his first playoff start in about 25 minutes.