Lundqvist gave up one goal on 22 shots in the Rangers 1-0 loss in Washington in Game 3. The goal was a fluky one and hardly on Lundqvist, who has outstanding yet again. Despite the Rangers being down 2-1 in the series, King Henrik has posted a 1.68 GAA and .940 SV% through three games in this series.
Diaz has been sidelined with a lower-body injury since April 2nd, but he will get back into the lineup for Game 3 vs. the Ducks. He will slide onto the third pairing with David Schlemko as his partner and Tyler Wotherspoon will become a healthy scratch. Diaz had just four points (2G / 2A) in 56 games this season.
Lundqvist will start his 100th career playoff game on Monday.
Lundqvist made 30 saves on 32 shots in the Rangers 3-2 win over the Capitals in Game 2. Lundqvist has gone 5-2 with a 1.67 GAA and .938 SV% in seven starts in the postseason. In his first two starts on the road, he has gone 2-0 with a 0.97 GAA and .957 SV%.
Diaz (lower-body) will be a game-time decision for Game 2.
Diaz has been out since April 2nd, but it looks like he has a chance to return to the lineup in Game 2 vs. the Ducks. Diaz had just two goals and two assists (4 points) in 56 games this season. Diaz would replace Tyler Wotherspoon in the lineup.
Lundqvist will start in goal in Game 1 vs. Washington.
Lundqvist made 37 saves in the Rangers Game 5 win over the Penguins last Friday. They have been off for nearly a week now, but will start the second round on Thursday vs. Washington. King Henrik has gone 2-0-0 with a 2.00 GAA and .929 SV% against the Capitals this season. The last time he faced Washington in the playoffs, he posted a 1.65 GAA, .947 SV% and two shutouts in the seven-game win in 2013.