Lundqvist stopped 22 of 23 shots in the Rangers 2-1 OT win over the Penguins in Game 4. The win gave New York a 3-1 series lead and the chance to knock Pittsburgh out at home tonight. King Henrik has posted a 1.74 GAA and .926 SV% in the first four games of the series.
Lundqvist made 23 saves on 24 shots in the Rangers 2-1 win over the Penguins in Game 3. It was a nice bounce-back performance from King Henrik, who had a rough outing in Game 2. Tonight he will look to give the Rangers a 3-1 series lead—he has gone 2-0-1 with a 1.62 GAA and .948 SV% in Pittsburgh this season.
Yandle (illness) did not skate this morning; will play in Game 4.
Yandle missed the morning skate before Game 3, but still played 15:49 and registered his second assist of the series. Since being acquired by the Rangers, he has two goals and 11 assists (13 points) in 23 games.
Lundqvist allowed four goals on 22 shots in the Rangers 4-3 loss to the Penguins in Game 2. It was an ugly performance compared to Game 1, but expect King Henrik to be better tonight in Game 3. He was 14-5-1 with a 2.14 GAA and .925 SV% in 20 starts on the road this season.
Yandle (illness) missed the morning skate, but will play in Game 3.
Yandle missed the Rangers morning skate, but coach Alain Vigneault said that Yandle will still be in the lineup on Monday. Yandle has one assist and four shots on goal in the first two games of the series.
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.