Alain Vigneault said that Lundqvist has gotten the past 6 starts and will get tonight's start due to a spread out schedule and that when the schedule changes the coaches will "make the best decision for the team."
Vigneault said that right now Lundqvist is "very fresh" and reiterated that the team has not set a limit on how many games Lundqvist will play this season.
In regards to Ondrej Pavelec, who has not played since starting back to back games on 10/26 & 10/28, Vigneault said that Pavelec has been doing a lot of work with Benoit Allaire and that "at some point he will get his games but right now the schedule says Hank."
Pavelec has appeared in four games this season (3 starts) compared to Antti Raanta appearing five times (5 starts) in the Rangers first 18 games last season.
Adam Rotter: Pavelec will probably get at least one more start this month and then probably 3-4 in December, whichc includes some back to backs. The Rangers only have 11 back to backs this season, fewest in the East, so that likely limits some starts for Pavelec, but ultimately I think he will end up around 20-22 starts or so. He hasn't really played enough, so far this season, and certainly not since the Rangers have started to play with structure, to get a real accurate read on how Pavelec will play but it can never be a bad thing to spend extra time working with Benoit Allaire.