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."
Do you think this could be your last All-Star game, "no, I haven't thought about it. The feeling I have this year is the best I have felt in a couple of years. Made some adjustments, I see no reason why I wouldn't be able to play at this level for another 4-5 years. It comes down to how much you love the game and I right now I really enjoy putting in the time and doing all the little extra things to be on top of my game. So far this year it has been good and I will continue to push myself and hopefully I will be back here but we will see."
On getting back to it this week, "the last few weeks we haven't played our best. There are other times during the year where we haven't played our best but still found ways to win games and that is most important. Sometimes you lose a couple and feel you are far away or far off but you aren't. A couple of changes here and there and the game plan you might start getting results. We have a big test right away, we will focus on that and there will be a lot of thoughts on what will happen moving forward but it's important to me and the rest of the team to just be focused on your own performance."
Do you feel recharged, "I do. I haven't spent much time on the ice, it was 10 minutes here and a few breakaways. You try to make the most of the weekend. You want to have fun and recharge and still get a couple of days to spend some time with my family and kids. Go back to New York and I am pretty confident that I will feel recharged and get back to playing."