New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist attempted to put to rest any fear that an injury to his left shoulder is something that potentially could hurt his chances of playing in Game 3.
Lundqvist has been battling a shoulder problem but he says "It's under control, I landed on the ice awkwardly and it hurt a little bit. It's under control." He allowed five goals on 32 shots in the 5-2 loss in Game 2. He has seen 80 shots through the first two games, stopping 72 of them (.900 SV%). The Rangers head-home down 2-0 needing a win tonight at Madison Square Gardens.
Ottawa Senators center Jason Spezza was his usual smiling self Monday, seemingly suffering no ill effects after Ottawa's grinding double-overtime victory Sunday.
Spezza, who played for the first time since a herniated disc in his back shelved him on Jan. 27, had a relatively steady night, finishing with 18:40 of ice time and winning 60 percent of his faceoffs. He is a huge addition to the Senators lineup and should help Ottawa upfront vs. a strong Penguins team.
No surprise here, but Tomas Vokoun confirms he's starting Game 2 tonight.
Vokoun continued his strong post-season with a 35 save performance in Game 1. The only goal he allowed was a jam play early in the first period, but he bounced back and shut the door on the Senators. Vokoun has posted a 1.28 GAA and .962 SV% in three starts.
The Sharks were all over the Kings in Game 1 but still lost. Niemi allowed two goals on 20 shots in the 2-0 loss. They will need Niemi to steal a few games in this series because Jonathan Quick already stole one for the Kings.