Henrik Lundqvist will be the backup tonight as the Rangers play the Blue Jackets.
Lundqvist spoke after the morning skate on Monday and said (NYR):
- "You can feel that you played 4-5 games in a short matter of time and it's nice to get the night off tonight and work yesterday in practice and today and focus on the next game."
- Have you reflected on 400, "Saturday night I did, I spent a couple of hours, took it all in and enjoyed that moment. Then you move on, you don't want to get stuck, yesterday it was back to work and work on your game and get better but I definitely spent Saturday night taking it all in and answering all my buddies, lots of text messages so I spent half the night just answering people. It was a great moment, for that game and how it ended and the love that the fans showed me was special to me. It never gets old either, to have that feeling at the Garden and to win a big game and enjoy it with your friends and teammates."
- Did you keep anything from it, "that puck I kept, shutouts, keep those pucks, some masks. I used two sticks for the game and one I will auction off for Garden of Dreams at Casino night. Right now you might not think much of it but it 10-15 years it might be fun to have those things sitting around somewhere."
- You will play as long as Jagr, "I don't know about that. He is an example, he is one of the best to ever play, but he has so much passion and if you want to play for a long time, that is where it starts. How much do you love the game and how much can you really put in, of your time and effort, to really work on your game because you need to constantly work on your game, he is one of the best players ever to play and he still works on his game. He still works on his physique and there is always something and to be able to do that, mentally, you have to love it. That is why we play, because we love it."
- You will play until you lose the passion, "yea. There are a lot of things that go into it. Right now I love the game, everything about the game, the travel, the teammates and meeting a lot of people and being part of the organization. Most of it, I just love to compete and being out there on the ice and in practice and in games and measure yourself against the best players in the world. It's a great feeling and exciting. As long as you feel that, physically I feel great too."