Lundqvist stopped 24 of 25 shots in the Rangers 2-1 win over the Penguins in game 1. The Rangers did a good job of neutralizing Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin and if they continue to do that it should be an easy series for Lundqvist. He was 16-8-2 with a 2.35 GAA and .920 SV% in 26 starts at home.
Lundqvist missed nearly two months with a neck injury, but returned to his old form when he got back. He won five of seven with a 2.28 GAA and .924 SV% down the stretch. Lundqivst has gone 43-48 with a 2.24 GAA, .922 SV% and nine shutouts in 92 career NHL playoff starts.
Nash missed practice on Wednesday because of a “24-hour bug” according to him. Nash comes in having scored 42 goals and 27 assists this season, but he has historically struggled in the playoffs. In 41 career playoff games Nash has only recorded five goals.
Zuccarello (general soreness) will play on Saturday.
Zuccarello missed the last two games, but will be back in the lineup this afternoon in Washington. Zuccarello’s return is good news for the Rangers who now know they will have him for game 1 of the playoffs.
Zuccarello (general soreness) will be a game-time decision on Saturday.
Zuccarello has missed the last two games, but will take part in pre-game warmups before they decide whether he will be in the lineup this afternoon in Washington. With the playoffs looming, you have to think he will not play unless he is 100%.
Lundqvist will start the season finale vs. the Capitals.
Lundqvist stopped 24 of 26 shots in the Rangers loss to the Senators on Thursday. It was a meaningless game and it appeared as if Lundqvist was injured at one point, but with just six games under his belt since the injury, coach Vigneault will go with him again in the season finale. Since coming back he is 4-2-0 with a 2.32 GAA and .925 SV%.