Following the Rangers win over Detroit on Friday, Mats Zuccarello spoke about Henrik Lundqvist and said:
"We expect him to be like that every game. We know he could be. If we can help him out, we know how good he can be. It's just good to see that he held us into that game in the first period. He gives us a chance in the second to come in and take over." (NYR Game Notes)
From the Rangers Game Notes on Lundqvist:
- He has posted a 0.67 GAA, a .979 SV% (92 saves on 94 shots), and 1 SO in the last three games, and he has stopped all 70 shots he has faced at even strength over the span.
- Lundqvist has appeared in three consecutive games without allowing an even strength goal for the first time since Feb. 8, 2016 vs. New Jersey to Feb. 14, 2016 vs. Philadelphia.
- Over his last four appearances, Lundqvist has posted a 3-1-0 record, along with a 1.01 GAA, a .971 SV% (132 saves on 136 shots), and 1 SO, and he has stopped 105 of 106 shots he has faced at even strength over the span (.991 SV% at even strength).
- He has also allowed two goals or fewer in six of his last seven appearances, posting a 5-2-0 record, along with a 1.78 GAA, a .948 SV%, and 1 SO over the span.
Marc Staal said that Lundqvist is, "confident in there. He looks like he's enjoying himself. It looks like he's having some fun, he's smiling and competing really hard. Obviously, he gives us a chance to win every game. We've been able to win some games here recently and he's been a big part of that." (NYR Game Notes)
Alain Vigneault said that Lundqvist was a "difference maker" against Detroit and that his recent play is "right up there" with some of the top stretches Henrik has had since they have been together. (NYR Game Notes)