Nash will for sure miss the next two games and will likely miss three as he continues to recover from a bone bruise. Monitor Nash’s status leading up to Sunday, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be back until next week.
Lundqvist allowed two goals on 28 shots in the Rangers win in Philadelphia on Saturday. Lundqvist has won three of his last four starts while posting a 2.47 GAA and .897 SV%. Tonight will be his third start against the Devils—he has gone 0-1-1 with a 2.46 GAA and .898 SV% in their first two meetings.
McDonagh will not play on Monday after suffering a concussion on Saturday. He suffered the injury when he was punched in the head by Flyers’ forward Wayne Simmonds. With McDonagh out, Dylan McIlrath will return to the lineup. There’s no timetable for McDonagh’s return.
Lundqvist allowed two goals on 18 shots in the Rangers win over the Wild on Thursday. Lundqvist has won five of his last seven starts and this afternoon he will make his third start of the season against the Flyers—in the first two meetings he has gone 1-0-1 with a 1.85 GAA and .952 SV%. Philadelphia comes in riding a three-game winning streak.
Lundqvist turned aside 22 of 25 shots in the Rangers loss in New Jersey on Tuesday. Despite the rough outing, Lundqvist has gone 4-2-0 with a 2.12 GAA and .924 SV% in his last six outings. Tonight will be his second start of the season against the Wild—Lundqvist was yanked after allowing four goals in their first meeting. Minnesota comes in having lost eight of their last nine games.
Lundqvist allowed three goals on 26 shots in the Rangers win over the Sabres on January 25th. Lundqvist has won four of his last five games while posting a 1.94 GAA and .931 SV%. Things are starting to trend in the right direction for Lundqvist, who will face the Devils for the second time this season—he allowed 22 of 24 shots in a 2-1 OT loss in the first meeting.
Nash (leg) missed Monday’s practice; questionable for Tuesday in New Jersey.
Nash has missed the last two games with a bone bruise and his recovery is taking longer than expected. He missed Monday’s practice, which is not a good sign that he will be available for Tuesday’s game. Monitor his status during tomorrow’s game-day skate, but things don’t look positive.
The Rangers typically rest Boyle on the tail-end of a back-to-back, which is the case tonight. Head coach Alain Vigneault said Boyle has looked tired the last few games, so he will get him an extended All-Star break rest.