Alain Vigneault said that Henrik Lundqvist showed "some real mental strength" with how he bounced back after allowing the early goal to Justin Williams on Friday after being pulled in his last start on Tuesday.
Vigneault said, "obviously it must have been very challenging for him but he responded real well, got real focused and shut them down the rest of the game."
On the first goal, Lundqvist said "unless you are a goalie, in that situation it was probably one of the tougher shots that I faced. I was reading it going high and then it knuckled down and went low and inside the post." (NYR)
He added that knowing he was beat on a "knuckle puck" calmed him down and that he just had to move on and get ready for the next shot. (NYR)
Lundqvist said that on the penalty shot he was waiting for Skinner to make his move and that the shootout the Rangers had recently helped Lundqvist prepare. (NYR Game Notes)
Ryan McDonagh said that it's a goal that Lundqvist will want back but that Henrik stepped up in a big moment by stepping the penalty shot. (MSG)
McDonagh added, "he thrives in those situations and he wants to step up and make a difference there and it's great to see him do that." (MSG)
Michael Grabner said that it was a "fluke goal" but that it didn't throw the Rangers off too much. (NYR Game Notes)