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)
He added, "your not going to feel great starting every game but you gotta find a way to elevate and be on top of it and tonight I couldn't. (NYR)
Vigneault continued, "there are some nights like this where it's going to happen. He has been our MVP all year long and I know he's going to bounce back."
10:59PM: Henrik Lundqvist pulled in the first period
Henrik Lundqvist was pulled after allowing 3 goals on 7 shots in the first 16:21 of tonight's game against the Ducks.
Ondrej Pavelec came into the game for Lundqvist and allowed a goal on the only shot that he faced in the remaining 3:30 of the period.
Lundqvist allowed a goal on a 2 on 1, a breakaway on the PP, and a goal to an open Andrew Cogliano when the Ducks came into the zone 2 on 3.
Adam Rotter: Last night was another instance where it seems nearly impossible for the Rangers to win if Henrik isn't on top of his game. With how the Rangers are defending and making mistakes, if Lundqvist can't slam the door and dominate they are probably going to lose. It's never great when Henrik has a bad game but he's been far and away the Rangers MVP and best player and the sole reason they are even remotely in the playoff race.