The New York Rangers beat the Los Angeles Kings, 3-2, Monday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more
- 11:31 NYR Brandon Pirri
- 13:28 NYR Matt Puempel; Assists: Derek Stepan, Dan Girardi
- 18:01 LA Jordan Nolan; Assists: Andy Andreoff, Drew Doughty
- 6:40 NYR Mats Zuccarello; Assist: J.T. Miller
- 19:59 LA Kyle Clifford
- Well, after two wins in a row and some tough saves made in those games, tonight was really an outstanding performance for Henrik Lundqvist. He made some top-notch saves on Jeff Carter, he looked very calm and focused in net and his performance tonight makes his performances prior to the game in Toronto feel as if they were 20 years ago.
- Henrik is definitely getting some help from the players in front of him but Lundqvist has returned to form himself. He's the last line of defense and has plugged up the holes that were leaking goals in prior games.
- The Kings dominated this game, controlled the puck and had the better chances but the Rangers cashed in a couple of times, got two goals from fourth line players and, of course, excellent goaltending. It's been frustrating at times when the Rangers have had to rely on Henrik Lundqvist to steal games or wins, but not tonight. With all that he has gone through it's great to see a game where Henrik can win it for the Rangers and be the first star.
- Mats Zuccarello scored for the first time in forever and hopefully that spectacular shot he scored on will provide some confidence shooting the puck. He's been producing and creating offense for most of the season but the Rangers only became a better and more robust offensive team if Mats Zuccarello becomes a threat to score goals again.
- It's three in a row for the Rangers, three in a row for Henrik and one more before the All-Star break.
The Rangers host the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.