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Feb 18, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Feb 18, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

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."

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Feb 17, 2018; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against Ottawa Senators during the first period at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports (Jean-Yves Ahern)
Feb 17, 2018; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against Ottawa Senators during the first period at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports (Jean-Yves Ahern)

6:42PM: Lundqvist spoke after the game on MSG and said:

  • "It's a tough situation right now. I think we are doing a lot of good things but we are beating ourselves in almost every game."
  • "There are plays where we are there, but we are not. Until we fix that, we won't win a lot of games."
  • "You can look at the goalie and say that he needs to make more saves, I see a couple of plays I can do better, but I have stretches every year where I feel I can play better, looking for a better feeling. I feel like I am tracking the puck pretty good and one on one I feel pretty good but clearly it's not enough. I am giving up too many goals, it's just not enough even though in practice and games, when I feel like I am facing big chances, I am doing the right things, but I take a step on a guy and they go side to side and it's an open net, if I stay deep they deflect it."
  • "It's challenging, no question about that. We are not getting points. We are doing a lot of good things but defensively, when we have our breakdowns it cost us."
  • "we need everyone to commit in our own end, offensively it will take care of ourselves, but we need to commit in our own end to do the right hing and the rest will take care of itself."
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Feb 5, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) stops a shot by the Dallas Stars during the second period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)
Feb 5, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) stops a shot by the Dallas Stars during the second period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)

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)

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Feb 5, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) faces the Dallas Stars attack during the second period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)
Feb 5, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) faces the Dallas Stars attack during the second period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)

On MSG, Henrik Lundqvist met with the media following the Rangers win over the Jets:

  • "the way we responded after the first couple of minutes was key to this win. They were all over us in the first ten minutes, we knew coming into the game that they always come out flying and obviously they got some momentum from that early goal. The important thing is not to get rattled or put yourself in a tough spot by thinking the wrong way. We kept battling and slowly we got back in the game. I think that tying goal in the first was huge, we come out in the second like a different team, with more confidence and energy and they took a few penalties and we get our game going. This win was so important in so many ways, to go on the road and beat a really good team the way we do. We stuck with it and came up with a couple of big plays and that is how you are gonna win a lot of games, You can't win in the first 20 or 40, it comes down to a lot of big plays in the end and when you start feeling better about yourself and your game, it's easier for guys to step up."
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Dec 5, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers goalie Ondrej Pavelec (31) looks on during a face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at PPG PAINTS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Dec 5, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers goalie Ondrej Pavelec (31) looks on during a face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at PPG PAINTS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

2/11/18 | 11:47AM: Pavelec is out 2-3 weeks with a sprained MCL. (NYR)

2/9/18 | 8:09PM: Ondrej Pavelc has a knee injury and will not return

Ondrej Pavelec will not return to tonight's game due to a knee injury.

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Henrik Lundqvist met with the media following the Rangers win over Calgary and said (NYR Game Notes): 

  • "It was an important win. It was tight at the end. It was a game with a lot of different feels and looks to it. The first period was outstanding with the energy and the speed."
  • Then Pav (Pavelec) gets hurt. I'm not a huge fan of coming in. I always have certain things I do going into games, so I feel a little uncomfortable in the first five, ten minutes. I think most goalies do, but it was a lot of pucks right away."
  • "It was a game I just had to battle, especially coming off my last performance. I felt like don't think too much - just play, just battle. They were throwing a lot of pucks at the net. In the end, a couple close calls."
  • "We've been losing a lot of one-goal games, which means we are one play away, we are one save away, one goal away from getting points. Tonight we got that goal, we got that save in the end to keep the lead. That's the difference a lot of times - one or two plays at the end. Big difference in the locker room afterwards."
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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers' win 00:00:39
Henrik Lundqvist and Alain Vigneault discuss the importance of making key plays both offensively and defensively to finish the game.

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


First period:

  • 7:53 NYR Kevin Hayes (Power Play); Assists: Tony DeAngelo, David Deshamais
  • 18:15 CAL Brett Kulak; Assists: Michael Ferland, Johnny Gaudreau

Second Period

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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


First period:

  • 5:37 NYR Rick Nash
  • 7:54 BOS Riley Nash; Assists: David Backes, Danton Heinen
  • 16:09 BOS Zdeno Chara; Assists: Jake DeBrusk

Second Period

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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)

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Henrik Lundqvist spoke after the loss to Toronto and said (NYR Game Notes)

  • On the level of disappointment following tonight's game… "We just couldn't get it done. We played a skilled team and they just made us pay on a few chances they had. My last two starts, I have to be better. I know that; that's the simple answer. If you want to dig a little deeper, obviously as a group, I think we have to be better, but I have to start with myself. I thought it was a little too slow, but look at the goals. A couple breakdowns; it's my job to clean that up."
  • On Marleau's goal early in the second period…"I think the whole situation surprised me a little bit, the way he got the puck right in the middle and the shot kind of curved away from me. It looked like it was going towards my blocker and then curved to my right. I have to look at the goals and see what I can do better, but there's no question that tomorrow is a working day. I have to work on everything here, the details in my game, so I can be sure that in the next start I'll be on top of it."
  • On the desperation in the room after a game like tonight"Obviously, the desperation needs to be there now every night. It's hard, you feel like you let people down when you don't get the job done. You're here to play obviously for the group in here, but also the fans and we want to make sure we play strong games moving forward. Personally, I just have to start with myself. I have been feeling pretty good for a while, but the last two starts are something I need to work on and just get the quickness going here."
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Jan 1, 2018; Queens, NY, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Buffalo Sabres during overtime in the 2018 Winter Classic hockey game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jan 1, 2018; Queens, NY, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Buffalo Sabres during overtime in the 2018 Winter Classic hockey game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

4:11PM: Lundqvist is not practicing today and was given an extra day off following the All-Star game. (NYR)

3:28PM: Henrik Lundqvist posted on Instagram that he went to Disney World following the All-Star game in Tampa.

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Jan 27, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; Metropolitan Division goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) of the New York Rangers makes a save in the save streak challenge during the 2018 NHL All Star Game skills competition at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)
Jan 27, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; Metropolitan Division goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) of the New York Rangers makes a save in the save streak challenge during the 2018 NHL All Star Game skills competition at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)

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."

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Metropolitan Division goalie Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers blocks the shot of Atlantic Division center Aleksander Barkov of the Florida Panthers during the 2018 NHL All Star Game at Amalie Arena. (Reinhold Matay/USA TODAY Sports)
Metropolitan Division goalie Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers blocks the shot of Atlantic Division center Aleksander Barkov of the Florida Panthers during the 2018 NHL All Star Game at Amalie Arena. (Reinhold Matay/USA TODAY Sports)

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.

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Nov 2, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Nov 2, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

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)

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Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) takes the ice before playing the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG PAINTS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) takes the ice before playing the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG PAINTS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

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)

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Apr 22, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) celebrates an empty net goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period in game six of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)
Apr 22, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) celebrates an empty net goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period in game six of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)

After the Rangers win on 12/19 against Anaheim, Henrik Lundqvist said "I feel really good. I think the way I take care of myself right now as I am getting older - the way I eat, the way I sleep, the way I prepare - I try to do everything I can to stay on top of my game. (NYR Game Notes)

Lundqvist said earlier in the season that he feels age is jump a number and that his body and body feel good. (NY Post)

He noted that he pushed himself a bit harder in training camp and made some changes to his game but that "it always comes back to mindset. (NY Post)

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Jan 20, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) in the second period against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)
Jan 20, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) in the second period against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)

Lundqvist said that he felt "slow" and just "didn't have it" against the Ducks. (NYR)

He said that while the Rangers gave up some chances, it's his job to stop them and he wasn't able to do it on Tuesday. (NYR)

Lundqvist said that he agreed with Alain Vigneault in saying that 2 of the 3 goals he allowed were on shots that he normally stops. (NYR)

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Rick Nash scored twice, but Henrik Lundqvist allowed three first-period goals and was pulled to set the tone early as the Rangers fell to the Ducks, 6-3, on the road at the Honda Center on Tuesday night. >> Box score


First period:

  • 3:25 ANA J.T. Brown; unassisted
  • 11:09 NYR Rick Nash (Power Play); Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Pavel Buchnevich
  • 13:23 ANA Corey Perry (Power Play); Assists: Ryan Getzlaf, Cam Fowler
  • 15:14 NYR Rick Nash; Assists: Anthony DeAngelo, Mika Zibanejad
  • 16:21 ANA Andrew Cogliano; Assists: Josh Manson, Hampus Lindholm
  • 18:38 ANA Adam Henrique (Shorthanded); Assist: Ryan Getzlaf
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Jan 20, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) in the second period against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)
Jan 20, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) in the second period against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)

Henrik Lundqvist met with the media on MSG and said:

  • On the Avs, "I felt like they have really good speed in their game. They are feeling it right now, no question about that, and their top guys are playing really well and make a difference for them. They are a quick team, their transition game is really good. They create a lot off the rush but I really liked how we battled. We worked really hard against a really good team that has a ton of confidence right now. In this league, when you work hard and have a lot of confidence and things are working for you then it's a tough team to beat, doesn't matter what team it is. Right now they have it. We came up a little short, had some good looks in the end but a lot of good things that we can bring for tomorrow's game against a physical team tomorrow."
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Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) takes the ice before playing the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG PAINTS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) takes the ice before playing the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG PAINTS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

Henrik Lundqvist spoke after tonight's loss in Pittsburgh and said:

  • "The past month the level has not been high enough. You almost get tired of yourself trying to find the right thing to say, it's about going out and executing now."
  • "We talk about what we need to do and coverage and pucks deep and when we do that we are a good team, but enough talk, we just need to do it."
  • This was a step in the right direction, we had more energy and jump in our game."
  • "It comes down to awareness and being on your toes."
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Jan 13, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Islanders left wing Shane Prince (11) scores a goal against New York Rangers goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (31) during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jan 13, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Islanders left wing Shane Prince (11) scores a goal against New York Rangers goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (31) during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Ondrej Pavelec was pulled after the Rangers allowed 3 goals in the first 7 minutes of the second period.

Pavelec allowed 5 goals on 20 shots.

Henrik Lundqvist replaced Pavelec in net and while getting ready he skated by the Rangers bench speaking to his teammates.

John Giannone said that the message was Lundqvist telling his teammates to pick their heads up, and not to quit with all the time left. (MSG)

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Nov 2, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Nov 2, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Henrik Lundqvist has been named as the Rangers representative for the NHL All-Star game.

This will be Lundqvist's fourth All-Star appearance (2009, 2011, 2012)

This season Lundqvist is 19-10-4 with a GAA of 2.52 and save percentage of .924.

 

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Oct 14, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Ondrej Pavelec (31) during the first period against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
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Oct 14, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Ondrej Pavelec (31) during the first period against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports (Anthony Gruppuso)

9:25AM: Henrik Lundqvist told a Swedish newspaper last night that Ondrej Pavelec will make the start against Vegas tonight. (Expressen)

Lundqvist said that the game against the Coyotes was "intense" and that Pavelec will play the second half of the back to back. (Expressen)

Alain Vigneault said last night that he had not spoken with his goalies yet and thus was not prepared to name a starter for tonight. (Expressen)

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Mika Zibanejad scored in a shootout and Henrik Lundqvist made a key save to secure the win for the Rangers in a 2-1 win over the Coyotes on Saturday night in Glendale, Arizona. >> Box score


First period: 

  • 10:50 ARI Anthony Duclair (Power Play); Assists: Derek Stepan, Christian Dvorak 

Second period: 

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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers lose 00:00:38
Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh and Henrik Lundqvist express their disappointment in falling short against the Blackhawks on Wednesday night.

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 30 of 33 shots but the Blackhawks added two empty net goals in the final minute to seal a 5-2 win over the Rangers on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score


First period: 

  • 16:09 CHI Vinnie Hinostroza; Assists: Jonathan Toews, Jordan Oesterle
  • 18:09 NYR Nick Holden; Assists: Paul Carey, Boo Nieves

Second period: 

  • 8:56 CHI Nick Schmaltz; Assists: Patrick Kane, Ryan Hartman
  • 11:32 NYR Mika Zibanejad (PP); Assists: Pavel Buchnevich, Mats Zuccarello

Third period:

  • 2:24 CHI Patrick Sharp; Assists: David Kampf, Alex DeBrincat
  • 19:06 CHI Toews (ENG); Assists: Brandon Saad, Tommy Wingels
  • 19:55 CHI Kane (ENG); Assists: Hartman, Schmaltz
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Jan 1, 2018; Queens, NY, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Buffalo Sabres during overtime in the 2018 Winter Classic hockey game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jan 1, 2018; Queens, NY, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Buffalo Sabres during overtime in the 2018 Winter Classic hockey game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

With the win yesterday, Henrik Lundqvist is now 4-0-0 when playing outdoors and has a 1.98 GAA and .934 save percentage. (NYR Game Notes)

Lundqvist spoke after the game and said the following about playing outside and what it means to him (NHL):

  • "We also discussed it in the room that we're not going to enjoy this and look back and it's a great memory unless you win this game. I just thought we played pretty good. We had a great start and then a couple of penalties that put us on our heels a little bit."
  • " I think playing a game like this, like I just said, this is just one game. And so it's kind of like playing bowl championships or Olympics or even a Game 7, where this is it: One mistake could cost you the game and kind of the memory of it as well."
  • "I could easily play one every year. And I would not be tired of it, because you play the two games, but to get this opportunity in front of so many people and excitement around the game, it doesn't get old to me."
  • "You know what, you don't play that many times outside. So obviously every game means a lot to you, you want to make the most of it. And it's game 38 or something for us, but when you're playing this game, this is it. That's the only one. And you want to make sure you get the two points. You want to make sure you can be able to sit down in a week or this summer or look back as this is a great memory yesterday, today. So you need to win. And we did. And you'll take it all in tonight and enjoy it and tomorrow you start preparing for next game. But I really appreciate the support from everybody around us because there's a lot going into this game, preparation from the league, from the Mets. But our own organization, too, who put this together. So I think everybody had a really good time this week. It's been awesome."
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Jan 1, 2018; Queens, NY, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Buffalo Sabres during overtime in the 2018 Winter Classic hockey game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jan 1, 2018; Queens, NY, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Buffalo Sabres during overtime in the 2018 Winter Classic hockey game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

With the win yesterday, Henrik Lundqvist is now 4-0-0 when playing outdoors and has a 1.98 GAA and .934 save percentage. (NYR Game Notes)

Lundqvist spoke after the game and said the following about playing outside and what it means to him (NHL):

  • "We also discussed it in the room that we're not going to enjoy this and look back and it's a great memory unless you win this game. I just thought we played pretty good. We had a great start and then a couple of penalties that put us on our heels a little bit."
  • " I think playing a game like this, like I just said, this is just one game. And so it's kind of like playing bowl championships or Olympics or even a Game 7, where this is it: One mistake could cost you the game and kind of the memory of it as well."
  • "I could easily play one every year. And I would not be tired of it, because you play the two games, but to get this opportunity in front of so many people and excitement around the game, it doesn't get old to me."
  • "You know what, you don't play that many times outside. So obviously every game means a lot to you, you want to make the most of it. And it's game 38 or something for us, but when you're playing this game, this is it. That's the only one. And you want to make sure you get the two points. You want to make sure you can be able to sit down in a week or this summer or look back as this is a great memory yesterday, today. So you need to win. And we did. And you'll take it all in tonight and enjoy it and tomorrow you start preparing for next game. But I really appreciate the support from everybody around us because there's a lot going into this game, preparation from the league, from the Mets. But our own organization, too, who put this together. So I think everybody had a really good time this week. It's been awesome."
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Henrik Lundqvist unveiled his mask for tomorrow's Winter Classic

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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Henrik Lundqvist is thankful that the Rangers left Detroit with a point, though is left frustrated that he's lost a second shootout in a row. 

Lundqvist saved 33 shots in the Rangers 3-2 loss to the Red Wings but laments two blown leads.

"We had enough chances, especially in the third, to win this one," Lundqvist said...

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Dec 13, 2017; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) adjusts his mask after making a save on a shot from Ottawa Senators left wing Ryan Dzingel (not pictured) in the second period at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports (Marc DesRosiers)
Dec 13, 2017; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) adjusts his mask after making a save on a shot from Ottawa Senators left wing Ryan Dzingel (not pictured) in the second period at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports (Marc DesRosiers)

Henrik Lundqvist met with the media on MSG following the Rangers loss to the Devils and said:

  • On staying positive with the amount of shots they had, "it was tough, definitely tough. It's important for me to stay calm but it's hard at times...we gave away the puck a lot and I am happy we got a point. We battled at times but we gotta be better in a game like this, an important game against a team right ahead of us. We need to take a good look in the mirror, we have to be better in the next game because we are playing another really good team. We managed, when we were hot, the few moments we had, we cashed in. We found ways to get a point in a game where we didn't do that many good things. You gotta give Jersey credit, they played well and had good speed. It felt like they wanted it more."
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Earlier today Henrik Lundqvist unveiled his Mets themed goalie pads for the Winter Classic.

Following practice he spoke about the design and said, "It's up to me. Last time around we went with pinstripes and now we go more with the Mets. We are there as guests and it feels good to pay the respects and appreciate that we get this opportunity to play on their home field. That is part of why I created this design this time." (NYR)

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Henrik Lundqvist has unveiled his pads for the Winter Classic.

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Oct 8, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a blocker save against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Oct 8, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a blocker save against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

6PM: Alain Vigneault met with the media prior to tonight's game and said (NYR):

  • On Boo sitting out, "I just felt that for tonight's game that it was the right decision to do. Davey had been playing some good hockey, so has Boo but one forward had to come out and I felt that for tonight's game that Davey deserved to stay in."
  • On leaning toward playing veterans, "not at all, might be your perception that I lean toward veterans but I lean towards the players that give us the best chance to win. I have said before that age has no talent, if I feel that a player, young or old, will help our team to win, that is the approach I am going to tape."
  • On where JT will play, "he has done a real good job and that is one of the things that we said earlier on that we liked about JT, that versatility. If a player can play more than one position it is such a bonus, and the center position is a tough position to play. JT can play all three positions well and during Mika's absence he played some good hockey, not just offensively but at both ends, good on draws and he has done a good job."
  • Will you keep him at center, "I always thought that he could play center but I think he would be the first to tell you that he prefers the wing and feels more comfortable there. At the end of the day he is like any player on the team and will do what is best for the team and has no problems playing center."
  • On Grabner, "I don't think it's the system, I think it's more that his skill level and that speed that he has. He has that breakaway speed where he can get in the open and break away from the other team, forwards or D. I had him as a very young player, unfortunately at the time, management, we were short on D and that as the price we had to pay because we wouldn't have gotten rid of him. He was a good young player with a lot of upside and he has proven through the years to be a real solid player."
  • How does the fourth line change with Desharnais, "if you look at Davey's game, in-between Kreids and Buch, they have been spending some good offensive zone and defensively he had been solid for us. I wanted him to bring that tonight with Jimmy and Paul, those two guys have been effective and I expect them to give us a good game tonight."

5:13PM: Henrik Lundqvist will start tonight against the Ducks, his fourth start in a row. (NYR)

Lundqvist played both games of the Rangers back to back set this weekend, stopping 66 of 70 shots in the Rangers two wins.

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Dec 13, 2017; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) adjusts his mask after making a save on a shot from Ottawa Senators left wing Ryan Dzingel (not pictured) in the second period at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports (Marc DesRosiers)
Dec 13, 2017; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) adjusts his mask after making a save on a shot from Ottawa Senators left wing Ryan Dzingel (not pictured) in the second period at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports (Marc DesRosiers)

Some fans were surprised to see that Henrik Lundqvist was penciled in to start the second leg of a back-to-back, but it worked perfectly as Lundqvist led the team to back-to-back wins. 

Lundqvist made 33 saves as the Rangers beat the Bruins 3-2 in overtime, after beating the Kings 4-2 on Friday night while Lundqvist made 33 saves.

"I knew playing this game would be challenging physically. Just a short time for recovery," Lundqvist said...

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Dec 13, 2017; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) adjusts his mask after making a save on a shot from Ottawa Senators left wing Ryan Dzingel (18) in the second period at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports (Marc DesRosiers)
Dec 13, 2017; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) adjusts his mask after making a save on a shot from Ottawa Senators left wing Ryan Dzingel (18) in the second period at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports (Marc DesRosiers)

Henrik Lundqvist met with the media on MSG following the loss to Ottawa and said:

  • On the third period goal, "it's the winning goal, it's the difference. It's hard to come back from two goals behind. We did a real good try, we had a good effort and a couple of good looks but we have to start the period better, just more awareness for all of us. I feel like this is a game that we should win but they find a way to get a couple of goals where we were not in the right place."
  • Were you screened on the second goal, "yea, it was a tough play and Smitty lost his stick, tried to get out...I didn't pick it up until it was in the net. It happens."
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Oct 8, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a blocker save against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Oct 8, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a blocker save against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

5:42PM: Asked why Lundqvist is getting the start, Vigneault said "big game. First game of the year against Colorado was a big game. Tonight is a big game Monday against Dallas is going to be a big guy. I mentioned to Glen quite a few times that the game has changed a lot over the years. Back when he was coaching in the league they made the playoffs in October and early November. Now it's a battle, I don't think I have ever seen the league as competitive as it is this year. It should be a lot of fun and I thought Hank played well last night after missing in Pitt and decided to go back with him." (NYR)

Asked if his plan was to go with Henrik back to back, Vigneault said "it wasn't my plan not to play him in Pitt. He got sick....he's going tonight." (NYR)

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Oct 13, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save in net against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the third period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)
Oct 13, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save in net against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the third period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)

Henrik Lundqvist spoke with the media following the Rangers loss to Washington and said (MSG):

  • What did you see, "two teams that played pretty hard. First period was definitely their period, they had a lot of momentum. I think we turned it to our side in the second and battled back and a couple of big goals. It's disappointing, extremely disappointing. I don't know what to say. I have to look at that third goal. It's right there, 2 on 2 in front of the net but we couldn't get a hold of the puck. It's extremely disappointing with how we battled back against a real good team."
  • On the disappointment, "I thought we battled hard and personally I battled hard to try to help the team get back in the game. In the end it's a play in front where we can't track it down and they get hold of it and it's a 3-2 game. It happens but still it hurts when you work so hard to get back into it."
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Nov 2, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Nov 2, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Henrik Lundqvist spoke with the media after today's morning skate and said that he is feeling 100% and will start tonight against the Capitals. (NYR)

Lundqvist said that he feels good and that tonight's game will be a good test for him and for the team. (NYR)

He said that he felt back to normal yesterday and just wanted to see a few pucks this morning and that he normally takes the morning skate when he hasn't played in a few days. (NYR)

On the amount he has played so far this year Lundqvist said, "the schedule has been good to us. We haven't traveled much, not a lot of back to backs and 3 in 4 and that makes a big difference. I feel rested and I just like playing. When I get into that flow I relax more and spend less energy to prepare and that helps me be in the right place mentally. It's something that I am used to over the years. Sometimes you get tired from just playing a few games because you are tense and over working things. I think it's been a nice flow to the season so far and hopefully I get a bunch of starts coming up." (NYR)

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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

3:27PM: Lundqvist spoke after practice and said (NYR):

  • Feeling better, "yea. Felt a lot better yesterday, a light workout yesterday and today pretty close to back to normal. Good morning skate tomorrow and I am ready."
  • What got you sick, "I don't know what it was, I guess it's that time of the year. You just deal with it when it happens. A couple of quiet days at the hotel and now I am back to normal and so it feels good."
  • Are you ready to play tomorrow, "yea, good workout yesterday off ice. Today was a great skate, a lot of speed and action and pucks. Because I haven't skated much in the past week because of the days off I will take the morning skate as well to prepare myself."
  • What do you need to do against the Caps, "play a disciplined game, PP is always a big part of the game. They can change the game when they get their top guys out there and hold onto pucks. We just need to focus on our game, don't change too much."

2:37PM: Alain Vigneault said that he expects Henrik Lundqvist to start tomorrow night against the Capitals. (NYR)

Lundqvist said that he felt good in practice today but that he will face some shots tomorrow morning just to make sure he is ready. (Gulitti)

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Nov 22, 2017; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) comes off the ice before the game against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The New York Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 6-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)
Nov 22, 2017; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) comes off the ice before the game against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The New York Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 6-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)

6:03PM: Alain Vigneault said, "Hank wasn't feeling well when we got here last night. Parties with kids on the weekend will do it to you. Last night, this morning we called up Alexander. Hank is at the hotel and hopefully he will feel better tomorrow." (NYR)

5:22PM: Henrik Lundqvist will not start tonight for the Rangers against the Penguins due to the flu. (NYR)

Ondrej Pavelec will start and the Rangers have called up Alexander Georgiev from Hartford to back him up. (NYR)

From the Rangers release, "Georgiev, 21, has appeared in 17 games with the Wolf Pack this season, posting a 4-7-4 record, along with a 3.29 GAA and a .897 SV%. He has made at least 30 saves in seven of his 17 appearances in 2017-18, including four of his last six appearances. Georgiev made his AHL debut on Oct. 6 vs. Charlotte, and he earned his first career AHL win on Oct. 28 at Lehigh Valley. He made a single-game season-high 43 saves and earned a win in the Wolf Pack's 2-1 victory over Bridgeport on Nov. 11."

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Nov 6, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Nov 6, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Rangers G Henrik Lundqvist was removed from Tuesday night's game against the Panthers after allowing three goals on six shots in the first period.

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Oct 31, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Pavel Buchnevich (89) celebrates with goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) after a 6-4 win against the Vegas Golden Knights at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Oct 31, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Pavel Buchnevich (89) celebrates with goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) after a 6-4 win against the Vegas Golden Knights at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

Following the Rangers win over Detroit on Friday, Mats Zuccarello spoke about Henrik Lundqvist and said:

"We expect him to be like that every game. We know he could be. If we can help him out, we know how good he can be. It's just good to see that he held us into that game in the first period. He gives us a chance in the second to come in and take over." (NYR Game Notes)

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Nov 22, 2017; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) comes off the ice before the game against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The New York Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 6-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)
Nov 22, 2017; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) comes off the ice before the game against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The New York Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 6-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)

Against Detroit on Friday, Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves to win his third straight start.

In those three starts Lundqvist has stopped 92 of 94 shots and stopped all 70 shots he has faced at even strength.

From the Rangers Game Notes, "in his last 10 appearances, Lundqvist has posted an 8-2-0 record, along with a 2.05 GAA, a .937 SV% (299 saves on 319 shots), and 1 SO."

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Nov 6, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Nov 6, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Henrik Lundqvist put on a masterclass in goal with 40 saves as the Rangers beat the Red Wings 2-1 in overtime. 

Each team were held scoreless through two periods but it was the Rangers who blinked first, but Chris Kreider equalized before Mats Zuccarello won it in overtime. << Box score

First period

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Chris Kreider and Jesper Fast scored two goals apiece and Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves as the Rangers won for the ninth time in 11 games with a 6-1 win over the Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Wednesday night. >> Box score


First period:

  • 0:52 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Brendan Smith, J.T. Miller
  • 2:26 NYR Mika Zibanejad; Assists: Brady Skjei
  • 8:50 CAR Sebastian Aho (PPG); Teuvo Teravainen, Justin Faulk
  • 10:47 NYR Paul Carey; Assists: Jimmy Vesey, Nick Holden

Second period:

  • NONE

Third period:

  • 0:20 NYR Kreider (PPG); Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Zibanejad
  • 5:45 NYR Jesper Fast; Assists: Kevin Hayes, Rick Nash
  • 12:26 NYR Fast; Assists: Steven Kampfer
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- The New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes have a common theme as they prepare to meet for the first time this season Wednesday night.

They are both on pretty good rolls as they carry good vibes into the matchup at PNC Arena.

"The league is so competitive you have to be on the top of your game every night to get any points," Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist said. "It's hard to see a difference between teams. It's going to be a tight race right to the end, I think. The deciding factor is going to be consistency."

 

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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Alain Vigneault announced that Henrik Lundqvist will start for the Rangers on Wednesday, his 10th straight start. (NYR)

From the Rangers game notes:

  • Over his last two appearances, Lundqvist has posted a 1-1-0 record, along with a 1.03 GAA, a .968 SV% (60 saves on 62 shots), and 1 SO.
  • He has also allowed two goals or fewer in four of his last five appearances, posting a 3-2-0 record, along with a 2.12 GAA, a .937 SV%, and 1 SO over the span.
  • He is tied for second in the NHL in appearances this season (18), and he has been selected as one of the game's Three Stars in nine of his 18 appearances.

During this stretch of starts, Lundqvist is 7-2 with a .921 save percentage.

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Henrik Lundqvist met with the media following the Rangers win over Ottawa and said (NYR Game Notes, MSG, NYR):

  • On what the team did successfully tonight"[We had] good reads. We put pressure when we needed to, we stepped back when we had to. They have some really skilled players, players that can shoot the puck too, and you have to respect that. The key to tonight was our penalty kill. We talked about it going into this game. I think the last couple of weeks we've been doing a really good job and tonight the focus was there and the determination was there to really kill off every power play. It set the tone in the first with some big kills. It was the difference tonight I think, not letting them have a goal there and kind of change the momentum of the game, so it was huge for us."

  • On playing with patience against Ottawa tonight"Especially a team that plays like Ottawa, 1-3-1. It's not the most entertaining hockey but they win a lot of games because they stick to their system. As an opponent, you have to make good reads and know when to step up and when to play it safe. We had good scouting reports going into this game and I thought we executed exactly the way we discussed going into the game. Patience is key. It helps when you get the lead that's for sure. They have to open up a little bit more."

  • On the save against Mike Hoffman…"That's old school right there. I think the last few weeks I have been playing a little more aggressive so my side-to-side movements are sometimes a little longer. I felt like in that situation there was a long way to go so that's why I decided to go two-pad stack there and it worked out. When you get that kind of support like I got tonight, clearing in front of me and getting to rebounds, it's easy to play in goal. You just try to be solid and be there. They didn't have much and the guys played a really smart game tonight. That's great to see."

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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Alain Vigneault announced that Henrik Lundqvist will start tomorrow against the Blue Jackets. (NYR)

Lundqvist stopped 30 shots lat night before being pulled in the middle of the third period.

In two previous starts against Columbus, Lundqvist has stopped 62 of 67 shots.

Brendan Smith will also return to the Rangers lineup. (NYR)

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11/16 | 7:07AM: Henrik Lundqvist spoke after the game in Chicago and said (NYR):

  • "the way we started the third, it was not a fun feeling to be out there. The things we did so well in the first two periods were not there in the first 10 of the third and that was the game. They got to loose pucks and rebounds and we did that really well for two periods but they went up with their mindset in the third and we weren't really ready. If you look at the goals, it's in front, like I said, that is something we have been doing pretty good on this winning streak, trying to keep it tight and make plays in front and when you don't good players can make you pay."
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