Lundqvist gave up five goals on 17 shots through two periods before getting pulled in Thursday's 7-5 loss to the Islanders. The veteran netminder was replaced by Alexandar Georgiev for the third. Lundqvist's teammates hung him out to dry, as four of the Islanders' five goals came on deflections and the other on a partial breakaway. That's not much solace for Lundqvist's owners, who were certainly expecting better results considering he came in with a 4-0-1 record over his previous five starts and no more than three goals allowed in any game over that span.
Lundqvist will start Thursday's game versus the Islanders, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports. Lundqvist has won four of five and on the season owns a 2.54 GAA and .923 save percentage. He'll look to improve upon his 6-6-2 record Thursday, facing an Islanders team averaging 3.12 goals.
Lundqvist stopped 25 of 26 shots in Monday's 2-1 win over the Canucks. King Henrik continues his resurgence, and he's now 4-0-1 over his last five starts with a strong .933 save percentage. Lundqvist may not be in his prime any more at 36 years old, but he's demonstrating that he still has something left in the tank.
Lundqvist will get the starting nod for Monday's home clash with Vancouver, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports. Lundqvist hasn't lost in regulation in his previous four outings, in which he talled a 2.40 GAA and .928 save percentage. King Henrik has almost single-handedly kept the Rangers in playoff contention to start the season and will look for career win No. 437 versus the Canucks -- a team he has beaten eight times in 13 matchups.
Lundqvist stopped 28 of 31 shots in Friday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Red Wings. Staked to a 2-0 lead after two periods, Lundqvist wasn't able to seal the deal, giving up the tying goal with just over two minutes left in the third and then getting beat by Dylan Larkin in the final seconds of overtime. The veteran netminder still boasts a 3-0-1 record over his last four starts, and his .921 save percentage would be his best mark since 2014-15 if he can keep it up.
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