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."