"My whole life I've heard about how much talent I have, and so I've always tried to live up to that, and if I can't, then I get frustrated," Christensen, who once had a 108-point season in the WHL, told The Post following Friday morning's optional skate in preparation for a match at the Garden against Carolina.
"I go into every game wanting to score five points and if things don't go my way, I get ticked off and almost start working against myself. I have such high expectations of myself, that I make the mistake of not staying positive.
"I put added pressure on myself and my play drops."...wow, those are some pretty honest quotes by Christensen. Don't see that too often from athletes. Also, don't like hearing one of our players can't take the heat.
Brooks also reports that Grachev will replace Derek Boogaard in the lineup tonight.
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