The Rangers scored two straight goals to start this game off, but the Capitals came right back to deliver a 5-3 loss at The Garden on Saturday. >> Box score
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The Rangers scored two straight goals to start this game off, but the Capitals came right back to deliver a 5-3 loss at The Garden on Saturday. >> Box score
The Rangers road woes continued on Friday after they failed to capitalize on some chances and let the game get out of hand in the final seven minutes of the third period en route to a 4-0 shutout loss. >> Box score
The Rangers came dangerously close to letting two points slip through the cracks Tuesday night, but managed to escape with a 4-3 shootout win over the Sharks.
Chris Kreider scored two goals in the third period, each giving the Rangers the lead, but Sharks' Tomas Hertl tied the game with 1.3 seconds left in regulation to force overtime. The Rangers managed to salvage the game in the shootout, 1-0, courtesy of Kevin Shattenkirk. >> Box score
The Rangers bounced back from their loss against the Oilers to edge the Colorado Avalanche in a shootout on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. Kevin Shattenkirk had two assists and scored the deciding goal in the shootout while Henrik Lundqvist stopped 31 shots on goal in the 3-2 Rangers victory. >> Box score
10/2/18 | 5:38PM: Quinn said on Tuesday of Lundqvist that he is in "world class shape who is incredibly competitive and a team guy, who wants to be here and be part of the next successful Stanley Cup run. I know people talk about his age, I've said this before, I think it's a position that you can play longer at than the other two and as long as he keeps himself in the shape he is in, he will never lose his competitiveness, I think he has a lot of great hockey ahead of him." (NYR)
9:55AM: Lundqvist said that he plans to return to playing deep in his crease, saying "It's what I trust. It's my game. It's who I always was as a goalie." (NY Post)
He said that he has worked hard to get back to "basics" and his "foundation" and that there have been times in the past when he was too aggressive, tried to "do too much" and at times "kind of lost my game plan." (NY Post)
In his preseason debut on Wednesday, Henrik Lundqvist allowed 5 goals on 22 shots in 26:37.
Lundqvist said after the game that he was "hoping for a better feeling" and that you try to look for timing, good movement, but I definitely have some work to do here." (NYR Game Notes)
He added that you need to be "patient in the process" and that if he works hard "things will start to come." (NYR Game Notes)
Henrik Lundqvist met with the media on Saturday for the first time in training camp and said (NYR):
Henrik Lundqvist was on TSN 1050 radio earlier today and said the following about the Rangers:
Henrik Lundqvist is back in New York and posted a video of himself on the ice today at the Rangers practice facility.
8/19/18 |Henrik Lundqvist said that he got a "great feeling" while speaking with David Quinn and that the new Rangers coach made a "very good first impression. (SVT)
Lundqvist said that under Quinn the Rangers will have new thinking, a new way to play, a new atmosphere in the locker room and an opportunity to continue developing. (SVT)
Jeff Gorton said on the NHL Network recently that Lundqvist has been "great" with everything the Rangers have announced and done so far in terms of the rebuild. (NHL Network)
Henrik Lundqvist and Mats Zuccarello are putting on an outdoor charity game in Oslo. Norway this season.
In addition to Zuccarello and Lundqvist, some of the other NHLers expected to play include Filip Forsberg, Roman Josi, Mattias Ekholm, Derick Brassard, Carl Hagelin, Antti Raanta, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Victor Hedman, Ryan McDonagh,William Nylander, Zdeno Chara, Artem Anisimov.
To see the full list, click HERE.
Henrik Lundqvist is on the ice practicing ahead of this weekend's outdoor charity game in Norway with Mats Zuccarello.
6/5/18 | Lundqvist tells Larry Brooks that he is "healthy," "feeling good" and has decided to spend more time on the ice this summer. (NY Post)
He said that with last season ending early for the Rangers he didn't want to wait until August to get back on the ice and is focused on getting better and working on all aspects of his game. (NY Post)
Henrik Lundqvist was on the ice today practicing with his brother Joel.
Brendan O'Callaghan, an 11-year-old boy who was severely injured in a bus crash that killed a student and teacher in New Jersey last Thursday, can thank Rangers G Henrik Lundqvist for making him smile for the first time since the horrific accident.
O'Callaghan has been in the hospital since the accident with a broken collarbone, punctured lung, fractured temple bone, and bruised orbital bone. His father, Arnie, said that his son has no recollection of the incident as he asks if he is in a bad dream.
O'Callaghan, who is a fifth-grader from Paramus, N.J., has been in constant pain during his hospital stay. But it was a gift from his favorite hockey player that generated his first smile in days.
Henrik Lundqvist skated for the first time since getting a PRP injection in his knee and indicated that he will skate more than normal this summer to work on his game.
Lundqvist told SNY's Justine Ward last week that his knee was feeling really good after getting a PRP shot a few weeks before.
4/19/18 | James Dolan told Larry Brooks of the NY Post that the Rangers spoke with Henrik Lundqvist and offered to find a "good landing place" for him if he didn't want to go through the rebuild. (NY Post)
Lundqvist declined the offer and said that he wants to see it through, something that Dolan said he was happy to hear. (NY Post)
Dolan said that Lundqvist was able to keep the Rangers in the playoff race for a while this season and that having him "in place gives us a great foundation going forward." (NY Post)
Henrik Lundqvist has been announced as the Rangers nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.
The award is given to "the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community."
10:02PM: Lundqvist is expected to undergo PRP therapy and rest for three weeks before starting his normal offseason program. (NY Post)
Lundqvist's MRI revealed no structural damage to the knee. (NY Post)
6:47PM: On breakup day last week, Henrik Lundqvist revealed that he had been playing most of the season with a knee injury.
Henrik Lundqvist and others made posts on social media following the end of the season:
Henrik Lundqvist met with the media following the loss to Philadelphia and said (ESPN Radio):
The Rangers have announced that Henrik Lundqvist has been named team MVP.
This is Lundqvist's 9th time as MVP of the Rangers, also winning the award for seven consecutive seasons from 2006-07 to 2012-13 and then again in 2015-16.
Henrik Lundqvist spoke after the loss to New Jersey and said (MSG):
Henrik Lundqvist told the NY Post that next season has to be about winning games for the Rangers.
Lundqvist said that while the end of this season has been about young players gaining experience, next season isn't "about the process, it's about winning games." (NY Post)
He said that the Rangers have been doing everything possible to try to win and that the expectation is that all players need to "compete." (NY Post)
Rangers G Henrik Lundqvist was named the Steve McDonald Extra Effort Award winner this season.
The award, which is chosen by fans, is awarded annually to a Ranger that "goes above and beyond the call of duty." It is named after New York City Police Detective Steven McDonald, who was shot and injured in the line of duty on July 12, 1986. He passed away on Jan. 10, 2017.
Lundqvist, who won the award back during his rookie season in 05-06, has appeared in 60 games with the Rangers this season, posting a 25-24-7 record, along with a 2.94 GAA, a .915 SV%, and 2 SO. He was a 2018 All-Star , making his fourth career appearance (2009, 2011, 2012, 2018).
Henrik Lundqvist starts in net tonight for the Rangers against the Capitals.
Lundqvist is making his first start since 3/20 after a collision against Columbus kept him out the past three games.
While speaking on Tuesday, Lundqvist said that he had a good skating and was looking forward to the game. (NYR)
Alexandar Georgiev will make his second straight start tonight against the Sabres and be backed up by Ondrej Pavelec. (Newsday)
Henrik Lundqvist practiced on Friday but will not dress for the second straight game.
Alain Vigneault said that Lundqvist will play when he's ready but that it may be a few more days. (Newsday)
Lundqvist said that since he is dealing with a neck, head and back issue he will take things day by day and at the same time Georgiev gets to play some "big games." (Newsday)
Henrik Lundqvist spoke after the game on MSG and said:
7:22PM: Lundqvist spoke on Monday after practice and said that the Rangers need to make the most of the final 10 games and try to get as many wins as they can. (NYR)
He said that this stretch is about feeling good about your game, wanting to win and preparing to compete every night. (NYR)
Henrik said that he thinks Alex Georgiev has the tools to be with the Rangers next season and that he works hard and has a great mindset. (NYR)
Henrik Lundqvist said earlier this week that the rest of this season is about him wanting to feel good about his game and where the Rangers are headed. (NY Post)
He said that he is still taking things day by day and that he will have time to reflect after the season ends. (NY Post)
On how the season has gone, Lundqvist said that when you know you are going to get a lot of chances against you "you wind up trying to do too much even though you have it in your mind not to." (NY Post)
On his 36th birthday, Henrik Lundqvist recorded 50 saves in the Rangers 3-1 win over Calgary.
It was the second straight game where Lundqvist has had 50 saves and he is the "first goaltender in NHL history (since saves were first tracked in 1955-56) to make 50 or more saves and earn a win in two consecutive games." (NYR Game Notes)
With the score tied at 1, Lundqvist dove across the crease to stop a Calgary shot. The Rangers then went down the ice and Pavel Buchnevich scored the game winning goal.
2/28/18 | 12:10PM: Lundqvist met with the media on Tuesday in Vancouver to discuss the state of the team and said (NYR):
Henrik Lundqvist met with the media following the loss to the Flyers and said (NYR Game Notes):
On today's game…"Disappointing; I thought we did a lot of good things. Offensively we had a lot of good looks, scored four goals. You give up seven, it's not a good feeling."
On what is happening defensively in front of him that is leading to the goals in past two games…"I have to be better. Obviously, there are a lot of mistakes. We're getting deflections in our own net, they're getting deflections in our net, odd-man rushes - that's where we are getting hurt right now. I just have to start with myself, somehow find energy and confidence to play your game. It's hard. I talked about it yesterday where you try to convince yourself you're doing the right things out there. But it's hard when you give up so many goals to stay confident and make that extra save even to be solid. I'm not looking to do anything extra - just start by being solid to give the team a chance. But when you are fighting it a little bit as a group, and me as a goalie, that's hard to even be solid at times. You try to overdo things, challenge the shooter, then they go across and I'm late to come across. Then we have the deflections, where I just have to try to be better on deflections, because it's a big part of the game right now."
6:42PM: Lundqvist spoke after the game on MSG and said:
Henrik Lundqvist has stopped 65 of 68 shots in the five periods since coming in for Ondrej Pavelec after Friday's first period.
Against the Jets on Sunday, Lundqvist stopped 37 of 38 shots and Mats Zuccarello said after the game that he was "really good." (MSG)
Brady Skjei said that Lundqvist was "outstanding" against the Jets. (Newsday)
Skjei added, "when he's on his game like that, it's like nothing can get by him. It's really fun to watch and it's nice for a defenseman to have a brick wall like that back there. He was the star of the game, no doubt about that." (Newsday)
On MSG, Henrik Lundqvist met with the media following the Rangers win over the Jets:
Henrik Lundqvist met with the media following the Rangers win over Calgary and said (NYR Game Notes):
Rick Nash and Mika Zibanejad posted two third-period goals for the Rangers to defeat the Flames, 4-3, to snap their four-game losing streak. >> Box score
Henrik Lundqvist allowed at four goals for the third time in four games and was chased by the Bruins, who handed the Rangers their fourth straight loss, x-x, on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score
Henrik Lundqvist told Larry Brooks that he will support whatever path the Rangers decide to go down in relation to being sellers at the trade deadline. (NY Post)
Lundqvist said that he wants the Rangers to have the "best team possible" right now but that he plans to spend his entire career in New York and is not considering asking for a move to a team that might have a better chance at the Stanley Cup. (NY Post)
He said that he made a commitment to the organization when he signed his last contract and added. "I love it here. I want to be here and battle through the ups and downs, the good and the bad. It's important to me." (NY Post)
Lundqvist has a full-no move clause and three more-years on his contract after this season with a cap hit of $8.5 million. (NY Post)
Henrik Lundqvist spoke after the loss to Toronto and said (NYR Game Notes)
Henrik Lundqvist spoke after the All-Star game today and said the following on a few topics (NYR):
On spending time with Brian Boyle again, "it's hard to really understand what he has been going through personally with his family. We've been talking about him a lot at home because my wife is close friends with his wife and we have known each other for many years now. I feel for him but at the same time I'm impressed with how he has handled this year so far. It was great to see him and catch up and talk about what he is going through but also a lot of other things. I enjoyed it."
Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist recorded five saves and allowed two goals in the first period of the Metropolitan Division's 7-4 loss to the Atlantic Division during the NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at Amalie Arena.
Henrik Lundqvist was asked on Saturday morning about the rumors that the Rangers might be sellers at the deadline.
Lundqvist said, "this time of year there is going to be a lot of speculation and rumors. I think that has been the case every year. You can't put too much thinking into it, you gotta stay focused on what you as a player have to do moving forward. Obviously with the last month and a half we have had, we haven't won as much as we wanted to. Speculation is going to maybe be a bit more this year, but you can't get sucked into too much. When I come back next week it's all about getting ready for the second half and my focus is strictly on the ice and what I can do to prepare myself. We will see what happens." (NYR)
On Ryan McDonagh, Lundqvist said "he's been a big part of our team for many years, the way he plays the game. He is extremely skilled the way he skates and moves the puck. He is a good leader in the room. he is a big piece, that is for sure. (NYR)
On the team overall, Lundqvist said "for us as a group in New York, this break might have come at a good time for us to regroup and get ready for the second half." (NYR)
Henrik Lundqvist said that at no point did he think about missing the All-Star game and using the weekend to rest. (Expressen)
He said that it's fun to be at All-Star weekend and to meet all of the players. He added that it will be especially fun this year because of all of the Swedish players that were selected. (Expressen)
Lundqvist said that he and the Rangers need to play better as well as clean up "far too many mistakes" they are making right now. (Expressen)
He said that he likes the group that the Rangers have and is "hungry" for the second half of the season.(Expressen)