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Dec 31, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) celebrates after defeating the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Curry)
Dec 31, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) celebrates after defeating the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Curry)

Connor Brickly scored his first goal with the Rangers, Vladislav Namestnikov buried a go-ahead goal in the third period while Henrik Lundqvist turned in a vintage performance with 43 saves to lead the Rangers to a 2-1 road win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday. >> Box score


First period:

  • No goals scored

Second period:

  • 9:53 CAR Jordan Martinook; Assists: Dougie Hamilton, Andrei Svechnikov
  • 10:40 NYR Connor Brickley; Assists: Filip Chytil, Tony DeAngelo
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Dec 31, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) celebrates after defeating the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Curry)
Dec 31, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) celebrates after defeating the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Curry)

Spending an entire career with one organization used to be the norm in professional sports. But in this modern era, as player movement continually increases, it has become the exception.

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist could have chosen to waive his no-movement clause and chase a Stanley Cup title with another NHL organization after the franchise's leadership announced they were going to reset and focus on "building the next foundation" of a championship-caliber NHL team. However, Lundqvist's loyalty to the Rangers and appreciation for the city of New York never wavered.

"The Rangers treat you in a way where you feel the history of the organization and the NHL is important," Lundqvist said in an exclusive interview with SNY during Pepsi Zero Sugar's "Stop Everything" campaign, which will give fans a chance to win a "dream skate" experience at Madison Square Garden and meet and greet with the goalie. "You connect with the older players. Being here so long you appreciate the history and the players that have been a part of this organization. You have a list of why you want to play somewhere and there are so many things that make New York and the Rangers special."

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New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist spent the All-Star break explaining why he's happy to remain with a rebuilding team.

Philadelphia Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher spent Monday explaining why left winger Claude Giroux may be the lone star retained by the team as it retools.

A pair of teams in the midst of transitional periods will meet Tuesday night when the Rangers host the Flyers at Madison Square Garden.

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The NHL All-Star Game was an offensive display on Saturday night, except when Henrik Lundqvist was in net. 

The Rangers' goalie stopped all six shots on goal in the first period of the All-Star Game final to help lead Team Metropolitan to a 10-5 victoryover Team Central.

His first period shutout allowed the Metropolitan team to build a 5-0 cushion before handing the goaltending duties off to Braden Holtby.

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"King Henrik" was sitting on the throne at the end of the longest save streak during the NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Friday night. 

Rangers G Henrik Lundqvist managed to tally a 12-save streak to win the competion, beating Lightning G Andrei Vasilevskiy's eight-save streak. 

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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) celebrates with forward Mika Zibanejad (93) (James Guillory)
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) celebrates with forward Mika Zibanejad (93) (James Guillory)

BOSTON (AP) Mika Zibanejad scored two goals, Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves to take over sole possession of sixth place on the NHL's career wins and the New York Rangers beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 Saturday night.

Filip Chytil also scored for New York, and Lundqvist got his 446th win to break a tie with Terry Sawchuk and move eight behind Curtis Joseph for fifth. It was New York's fourth win in five games, and its eighth in the last nine meetings against Boston.

Danton Heinen and Brad Marchand scored for the Bruins, who lost in regulation for just the second time in 10 games (7-2-1). Boston also lost starting goalie Tuukka Rask to a concussion late in the first period.

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A battle against your cross-town rival is one way to snap out of a funk. Both the Islanders and Rangers need a victory Thursday night as the teams prepare to play against each other at Madison Square Garden in the front end of a home-and-home. 
 
The Rangers must find a way to prevent the ship from completely collapsing after an ugly four-game losing streak in which they were outscored 22-5 and Henrik Lundqvist was chased from the net twice.
 
The Islanders fell to the Hurricanes on Tuesday, snapping an impressive six-game winning streak highlighted by a dominant 4-0 win over the Maple Leafs in Toronto. 

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A battle against your cross-town rival is one way to snap out of a funk. Both the Islanders and Rangers need a victory Thursday night as the teams prepare to play against each other at Madison Square Garden in the front end of a home-and-home. 
 
The Rangers must find a way to prevent the ship from completely collapsing after an ugly four-game losing streak in which they were outscored 22-5 and Henrik Lundqvist was chased from the net twice.
 
The Islanders fell to the Hurricanes on Tuesday, snapping an impressive six-game winning streak highlighted by a dominant 4-0 win over the Maple Leafs in Toronto. 

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Dec 21, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks executive chairman James Dolan watches during the second quarter against the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Dec 21, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks executive chairman James Dolan watches during the second quarter against the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

James Dolan believes the Knicks need some star power. 

The owner of both the Knicks and Rangers spoke with reporters on Monday, and as the Knicks dropped to 10-31 with a 111-101 loss to the Trail Blazers, he said the difference between the two teams he owns is that the Rangers have a star in Henrik Lundqvist.

"If the Knicks had a Henrik, they'd probably be competing for a playoff spot," he said, per Stefan Bondy of the Daily News. "No Henrik, no playoff spot."

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Dec 21, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks executive chairman James Dolan watches during the second quarter against the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Dec 21, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks executive chairman James Dolan watches during the second quarter against the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

James Dolan believes the Knicks need some star power. 

The owner of both the Knicks and Rangers spoke with reporters on Monday, and as the Knicks dropped to 10-31 with a 111-101 loss to the Trail Blazers, he said the difference between the two teams he owns is that the Rangers have a star in Henrik Lundqvist.

"If the Knicks had a Henrik, they'd probably be competing for a playoff spot," he said, per Stefan Bondy of the Daily News. "No Henrik, no playoff spot."

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Jan 2, 2019; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jan 2, 2019; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Rangers G Henrik Lundqvist was named to the 2019 NHL All-Star Game for the fifth time in his career on Wednesday. 

Lundqvist's five All-Star Game selections is now ranked second in Rangers history, with Ed Giacomin producing six over his career. Lundqvist, who was the only Rangers player to make it from the Metropolitan Division, was last named to an All-Star Game in 2012. 

The 36-year-old has posted a 12-9-7 record with a 2.81 goals against average and .916 save percentage over 29 games this season. He has been named to the game's Three Stars in 13 of those games as well. 

Lundqvist is also tied second among goalies with 22 games of 30 or more saves this season.

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Nov 24, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) hits New York Rangers defenseman Brendan Smith (42) during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Nov 24, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) hits New York Rangers defenseman Brendan Smith (42) during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Rangers scored two straight goals to start this game off, but the Capitals came right back to deliver a 5-3 loss at The Garden on Saturday. >> Box score

First period:

  • 9:12 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assists: Jesper Fast, Kevin Hayes
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Nov 23, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a kick save during the second period of the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports (John Geliebter)
Nov 23, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a kick save during the second period of the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports (John Geliebter)

The Rangers road woes continued on Friday after they failed to capitalize on some chances and let the game get out of hand in the final seven minutes of the third period en route to a 4-0 shutout loss. >> Box score

First period:

  • 13:21 PHI Travis Konecy; Assists:Sean Couturier, Claude Giroux
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Oct 30, 2018; San Jose, CA, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the San Jose Sharks during the second period at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports (Neville E. Guard)
Oct 30, 2018; San Jose, CA, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the San Jose Sharks during the second period at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports (Neville E. Guard)

The Rangers came dangerously close to letting two points slip through the cracks Tuesday night, but managed to escape with a 4-3 shootout win over the Sharks. 

Chris Kreider scored two goals in the third period, each giving the Rangers the lead, but Sharks' Tomas Hertl tied the game with 1.3 seconds left in regulation to force overtime. The Rangers managed to salvage the game in the shootout, 1-0, courtesy of Kevin Shattenkirk. >> Box score

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Henrik Lundqvist allowed a go-ahead goal to Alec Martinez with 55 seconds remaining as the Rangers lost to the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 on Sunday at Staples Center. >> Box score

First period:

  • 11:11 NYR Vladislav Namestnikov; Assist: Pavel Buchnevich
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Oct 16, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) is congratulated by New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) after making the game winning save against the Colorado Avalanche during the shootout at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 16, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) is congratulated by New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) after making the game winning save against the Colorado Avalanche during the shootout at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Rangers bounced back from their loss against the Oilers to edge the Colorado Avalanche in a shootout on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. Kevin Shattenkirk had two assists and scored the deciding goal in the shootout while Henrik Lundqvist stopped 31 shots on goal in the 3-2 Rangers victory.  >> Box score

First period:

  • 12:07 NYR Chris Kreider (Power Play); Assists: Kevin Shattenkirk, Mats Zuccarello

Second period:

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Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) takes the ice before playing the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG PAINTS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) takes the ice before playing the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG PAINTS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

10/2/18 | 5:38PM: Quinn said on Tuesday of Lundqvist that he is in "world class shape who is incredibly competitive and a team guy, who wants to be here and be part of the next successful Stanley Cup run. I know people talk about his age, I've said this before, I think it's a position that you can play longer at than the other two and as long as he keeps himself in the shape he is in, he will never lose his competitiveness, I think he has a lot of great hockey ahead of him." (NYR)

9:55AM: Lundqvist said that he plans to return to playing deep in his crease, saying "It's what I trust. It's my game. It's who I always was as a goalie." (NY Post)

He said that he has worked hard to get back to "basics" and his "foundation" and that there have been times in the past when he was too aggressive, tried to "do too much" and at times "kind of lost my game plan." (NY Post)

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Feb 18, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Feb 18, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

In his preseason debut on Wednesday, Henrik Lundqvist allowed 5 goals on 22 shots in 26:37.

Lundqvist said after the game that he was "hoping for a better feeling" and that you try to look for timing, good movement, but I definitely have some work to do here." (NYR Game Notes)

He added that you need to be "patient in the process" and that if he works hard "things will start to come." (NYR Game Notes)

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Mar 2, 2018; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) during the third period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. New York Rangers won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports (Sergei Belski)
Mar 2, 2018; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) during the third period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. New York Rangers won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports (Sergei Belski)

Henrik Lundqvist met with the media on Saturday for the first time in training camp and said (NYR):

  • On the first practice, "It felt great, I'm excited to be back here, back in New York. Had a great summer in Sweden, enjoyed the weather, friends and family but it's the time of the year where you focus on what is ahead and the new season and new challenge and it's great to see everyone. Some new faces with the coaching staff and players but camp is always fun. It's always the same feeling, you are anxious to get going, nervous, excited. It feels really good to be here."
  • On his meeting with Quinn over the summer, "I got a really great impression of how he likes to discuss things, he is very open, seems like a great guy. Now it's the other part of him, to see him as a coach. Moving forward it will be under different circumstances, it's one thing to sit in July and discuss and another to discuss under pressure. Curious to see how things will feel in here. Each time there is a new coach there is a new feel, the way they coach, how they speak and you always learn something."
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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Henrik Lundqvist was on TSN 1050 radio earlier today and said the following about the Rangers:

  • Would you consider going back to Sweden to play with Joel, "it's hard to say. I have at least another three-years in New York. I love being a Ranger and playing there but at the same time I got the opportunity to go home last year and play for team Sweden with my brother. It was a surreal moment to stand there and see the Swedish flag go up and stand there with my brother. Growing up we played on the same team and went to school together and the first time I really spent more than two days away from Joel was when I moved to New York as a 23-year old. It was a big change in my life, will I get another opportunity to play with him, I don't know. The thought is kind of cool but at the same time I really enjoy where I am at and being a big part of the Rangers. I take it year by year and try to make the most of it."
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Jan 27, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; Metropolitan Division goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) of the New York Rangers makes a save in the save streak challenge during the 2018 NHL All Star Game skills competition at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)
Jan 27, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; Metropolitan Division goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) of the New York Rangers makes a save in the save streak challenge during the 2018 NHL All Star Game skills competition at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)

Henrik Lundqvist is back in New York and posted a video of himself on the ice today at the Rangers practice facility.

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8/24/18 | In an interview in Sweden, Henrik Lundqvist said that he is returning to New York on Friday.(Rakapuckar via HLB)

8/19/18 |Henrik Lundqvist said that he got a "great feeling" while speaking with David Quinn and that the new Rangers coach made a "very good first impression. (SVT)

Lundqvist said that under Quinn the Rangers will have new thinking, a new way to play, a new atmosphere in the locker room and an opportunity to continue developing. (SVT)

Jeff Gorton said on the NHL Network recently that Lundqvist has been "great" with everything the Rangers have announced and done so far in terms of the rebuild. (NHL Network)

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Mats Zuccarello's skates for tomorrow's Summer Classic Outdoor Game in Norway feature cartoon versions of Zuccarello and Henrik Lundqvist.

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Feb 17, 2018; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against Ottawa Senators during the first period at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports (Jean-Yves Ahern)
Feb 17, 2018; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against Ottawa Senators during the first period at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports (Jean-Yves Ahern)

Henrik Lundqvist and Mats Zuccarello are putting on an outdoor charity game in Oslo. Norway this season.

In addition to Zuccarello and Lundqvist, some of the other NHLers expected to play include Filip Forsberg, Roman Josi, Mattias Ekholm, Derick Brassard, Carl Hagelin, Antti Raanta, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Victor Hedman, Ryan McDonagh,William Nylander, Zdeno Chara, Artem Anisimov.

To see the full list, click HERE.

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Feb 18, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Feb 18, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Henrik Lundqvist is on the ice practicing ahead of this weekend's outdoor charity game in Norway with Mats Zuccarello.

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Mar 2, 2018; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) during the third period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. New York Rangers won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports (Sergei Belski)
Mar 2, 2018; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) during the third period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. New York Rangers won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports (Sergei Belski)

6/5/18 | Lundqvist tells Larry Brooks that he is "healthy," "feeling good" and has decided to spend more time on the ice this summer. (NY Post)

He said that with last season ending early for the Rangers he didn't want to wait until August to get back on the ice and is focused on getting better and working on all aspects of his game. (NY Post)

Lundqvist has made posts on social media in the last few weeks indicating that he is back on the ice and working.

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Jan 1, 2018; Queens, NY, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Buffalo Sabres during overtime in the 2018 Winter Classic hockey game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jan 1, 2018; Queens, NY, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Buffalo Sabres during overtime in the 2018 Winter Classic hockey game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Henrik Lundqvist was on the ice today practicing with his brother Joel.

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Mar 2, 2018; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) during the third period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. New York Rangers won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports (Sergei Belski)
Mar 2, 2018; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) during the third period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. New York Rangers won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports (Sergei Belski)

Brendan O'Callaghan, an 11-year-old boy who was severely injured in a bus crash that killed a student and teacher in New Jersey last Thursday, can thank Rangers G Henrik Lundqvist for making him smile for the first time since the horrific accident. 

O'Callaghan has been in the hospital since the accident with a broken collarbone, punctured lung, fractured temple bone, and bruised orbital bone. His father, Arnie, said that his son has no recollection of the incident as he asks if he is in a bad dream. 

O'Callaghan, who is a fifth-grader from Paramus, N.J., has been in constant pain during his hospital stay. But it was a gift from his favorite hockey player that generated his first smile in days. 

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Nov 6, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Nov 6, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Henrik Lundqvist skated for the first time since getting a PRP injection in his knee and indicated that he will skate more than normal this summer to work on his game.

Lundqvist told SNY's Justine Ward last week that his knee was feeling really good after getting a PRP shot a few weeks before.

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Dec 31, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) skates during practice for the Winter Classic hockey game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Dec 31, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) skates during practice for the Winter Classic hockey game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

4/19/18 | James Dolan told Larry Brooks of the NY Post that the Rangers spoke with Henrik Lundqvist and offered to find a "good landing place" for him if he didn't want to go through the rebuild. (NY Post)

Lundqvist declined the offer and said that he wants to see it through, something that Dolan said he was happy to hear. (NY Post)

Dolan said that Lundqvist was able to keep the Rangers in the playoff race for a while this season and that having him "in place gives us a great foundation going forward." (NY Post)

Lundqvist said repeatedly, before and after the Rangers announced they would be selling, that he wants to stay with the Rangers.

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Feb 18, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Feb 18, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Henrik Lundqvist has been announced as the Rangers nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.

The award is given to "the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community."

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Henrik Lundqvist makes one of his 50 saves against the Calgary Flames on Friday night. (AP)
Henrik Lundqvist makes one of his 50 saves against the Calgary Flames on Friday night. (AP)

10:02PM: Lundqvist is expected to undergo PRP therapy and rest for three weeks before starting his normal offseason program. (NY Post)

Lundqvist's MRI revealed no structural damage to the knee. (NY Post)

6:47PM: On breakup day last week, Henrik Lundqvist revealed that he had been playing most of the season with a knee injury.

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Rangers' Kevin Shattenkirk and Henrik Lundqvist discuss the team's outlook for next season after missing the playoffs this season.
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Feb 18, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Feb 18, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Henrik Lundqvist and others made posts on social media following the end of the season:

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Mar 2, 2018; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) during the third period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. New York Rangers won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports (Sergei Belski)
Mar 2, 2018; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) during the third period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. New York Rangers won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports (Sergei Belski)

Henrik Lundqvist met with the media following the loss to Philadelphia and said (ESPN Radio):

  • "It's hard to say how I feel right now. We knew this was going to be the last game, we knew it would be a tough game against a good team, desperate team. The last couple of weeks I have had time to think about the season and try to figure out what went wrong and analyze. The first half, I felt really good. Felt as good as I have felt in a few years, we were winning and right there and then the injuries started to come and we started to lose and it was too tough for us to recover from that. After the change we were never really close to getting back in the race."
  • "I think the next few month will be crucial or the team, organization. Decisions and how we analyze it and it's on all of us players to come back and make sure we get back in the playoffs because that is where we want to be. It's about winning and the last two months it's been tough to really feel the job when you play the game. You compete and try to accomplish something and when you are not, it's not as much fun. You try to focus on things that make you better and enjoy the game but the biggest thing is winning games and when you are not it's a tough stretch. You look at the teams we are playing and what we are doing right now, the last couple of months, it is what it is and you have to accept it. It's been a tough stretch to go through. Spend the next couple of weeks analyzing everything, how to train, prepare for next year, it's technical, mental, physical. It's everything but I know it's right there. First half my numbers were some of the best in the league and make the All-Star team and the last few months it's been tough to make a difference."
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Apr 22, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) celebrates an empty net goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period in game six of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)
Apr 22, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) celebrates an empty net goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period in game six of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)

The Rangers have announced that Henrik Lundqvist has been named team MVP.

This is Lundqvist's 9th time as MVP of the Rangers, also winning the award for seven consecutive seasons from 2006-07 to 2012-13 and then again in 2015-16.

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Nov 22, 2017; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) comes off the ice before the game against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The New York Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 6-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)
Nov 22, 2017; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) comes off the ice before the game against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The New York Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 6-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)

Henrik Lundqvist spoke after the loss to New Jersey and said (MSG):

  • "the reality is that over the last two months, when we play teams that are in the playoffs and above us, it's tough for us to win. They take advantage of our mistakes out there in a way where it's tough for us to stay in games. When you play teams below you or behind you in the standings you get away with it sometimes but you play good teams and they make you pay. It's about making the right reads and good decisions without the puck, blue lines, in our own end."
  • On the early goal allowed, "it's not the start we are looking for but when you play a good team you have to make good reads. It's tough to start the game that way. From there their PP really stepped up and that gave them a lot of confidence. We battled, we did but you could tell the difference of why they are in and why we are not and you gotta give them credit."
  • What can be learned from tonight, "to me, the skill is there, it's about reads and when to step up and stay back. That is the difference when you play good teams and teams below you in the standings because you get away with stuff like that. The reads are so critical and also managing the puck. Every game is different and hopefully we will analyze it the right way and get better and learn from every game."
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Henrik Lundqvist told the NY Post that next season has to be about winning games for the Rangers.

Lundqvist said that while the end of this season has been about young players gaining experience, next season isn't "about the process, it's about winning games." (NY Post)

He said that the Rangers have been doing everything possible to try to win and that the expectation is that all players need to "compete." (NY Post)

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Feb 18, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Feb 18, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Rangers G Henrik Lundqvist was named the Steve McDonald Extra Effort Award winner this season.

The award, which is chosen by fans, is awarded annually to a Ranger that "goes above and beyond the call of duty." It is named after New York City Police Detective Steven McDonald, who was shot and injured in the line of duty on July 12, 1986. He passed away on Jan. 10, 2017.

Lundqvist, who won the award back during his rookie season in 05-06, has appeared in 60 games with the Rangers this season, posting a 25-24-7 record, along with a 2.94 GAA, a .915 SV%, and 2 SO. He was a 2018 All-Star , making his fourth career appearance (2009, 2011, 2012, 2018).

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Feb 17, 2018; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against Ottawa Senators during the first period at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports (Jean-Yves Ahern)
Feb 17, 2018; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against Ottawa Senators during the first period at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports (Jean-Yves Ahern)

Henrik Lundqvist starts in net tonight for the Rangers against the Capitals.

Lundqvist is making his first start since 3/20 after a collision against Columbus kept him out the past three games.

While speaking on Tuesday, Lundqvist said that he had a good skating and was looking forward to the game. (NYR)

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Mar 3, 2018; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Alex Georgiev (40) makes a save on Edmonton Oilers forward Anton Slepyshev (58) during the third period at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports (Perry Nelson)
Mar 3, 2018; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Alex Georgiev (40) makes a save on Edmonton Oilers forward Anton Slepyshev (58) during the third period at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports (Perry Nelson)

Alexandar Georgiev will make his second straight start tonight against the Sabres and be backed up by Ondrej Pavelec. (Newsday)

Henrik Lundqvist practiced on Friday but will not dress for the second straight game.

Alain Vigneault said that Lundqvist will play when he's ready but that it may be a few more days. (Newsday)

Lundqvist said that since he is dealing with a neck, head and back issue he will take things day by day and at the same time Georgiev gets to play some "big games." (Newsday)

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Henrik Lundqvist spoke after the game on MSG and said:

  • On the collision, "I was just surprised, I thought both of them saw me but I guess not. It hurt pretty much everywhere, my foot, my back, my neck. We will see how it feels tomorrow but it happens."
  • Did you expect contact, "no, if I expect contact I will stay facing forward but I thought I was in a good spot and I thought they both saw me, that is why I turned a little bit. I can't jump or do anything but like I said, it happens and we will see how it feels tomorrow. A little banged up right now."
  • On staying in, "I don't want to put George in that spot. It doesn't feel great, my ankle and my back, but 3-4 minutes to go, you are cold, I don't want to put him in that spot. It was one more shot or something, it was fine. I bet I will be sore tomorrow so we will play it day by day."
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Feb 5, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) faces the Dallas Stars attack during the second period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)
Feb 5, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) faces the Dallas Stars attack during the second period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)

7:22PM: Lundqvist spoke on Monday after practice and said that the Rangers need to make the most of the final 10 games and try to get as many wins as they can. (NYR)

He said that this stretch is about feeling good about your game, wanting to win and preparing to compete every night. (NYR)

Henrik said that he thinks Alex Georgiev has the tools to be with the Rangers next season and that he works hard and has a great mindset. (NYR)

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Feb 17, 2018; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against Ottawa Senators during the first period at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports (Jean-Yves Ahern)
Feb 17, 2018; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against Ottawa Senators during the first period at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports (Jean-Yves Ahern)

Henrik Lundqvist said earlier this week that the rest of this season is about him wanting to feel good about his game and where the Rangers are headed. (NY Post)

He said that he is still taking things day by day and that he will have time to reflect after the season ends. (NY Post)

On how the season has gone, Lundqvist said that when you know you are going to get a lot of chances against you "you wind up trying to do too much even though you have it in your mind not to." (NY Post)

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Mar 2, 2018; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) during the third period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. New York Rangers won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports (Sergei Belski)
Mar 2, 2018; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) during the third period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. New York Rangers won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports (Sergei Belski)

On his 36th birthday, Henrik Lundqvist recorded 50 saves in the Rangers 3-1 win over Calgary.

It was the second straight game where Lundqvist has had 50 saves and he is the "first goaltender in NHL history (since saves were first tracked in 1955-56) to make 50 or more saves and earn a win in two consecutive games." (NYR Game Notes)

With the score tied at 1, Lundqvist dove across the crease to stop a Calgary shot. The Rangers then went down the ice and Pavel Buchnevich scored the game winning goal.

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Feb 5, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) faces the Dallas Stars attack during the second period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)
Feb 5, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) faces the Dallas Stars attack during the second period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)

2/28/18 | 12:10PM: Lundqvist met with the media on Tuesday in Vancouver to discuss the state of the team and said (NYR):

  • "A big part of our team is gone. I woke up today and it's almost that you can't believe it, so many years playing together and going through so many things, it's just a different team. It's a new time that starts, we have to make the most of it. A lot of guys here are here for the first time and we will do whatever we can to support the new guys and try to win games."
  • "I don't look further than this season. Whatever happens this summer, I don't know the plans. A big part of the team and good friends are gone. As a competitor when you know things can happen this way you have to set your mind the right way and it's been a little challenging for me the last couple of weeks but now it's done."
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Feb 18, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Feb 18, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Henrik Lundqvist met with the media following the loss to the Flyers and said (NYR Game Notes):

On today's game…"Disappointing; I thought we did a lot of good things. Offensively we had a lot of good looks, scored four goals. You give up seven, it's not a good feeling."

 On what is happening defensively in front of him that is leading to the goals in past two games…"I have to be better. Obviously, there are a lot of mistakes. We're getting deflections in our own net, they're getting deflections in our net, odd-man rushes - that's where we are getting hurt right now. I just have to start with myself, somehow find energy and confidence to play your game. It's hard. I talked about it yesterday where you try to convince yourself you're doing the right things out there. But it's hard when you give up so many goals to stay confident and make that extra save even to be solid. I'm not looking to do anything extra - just start by being solid to give the team a chance. But when you are fighting it a little bit as a group, and me as a goalie, that's hard to even be solid at times. You try to overdo things, challenge the shooter, then they go across and I'm late to come across. Then we have the deflections, where I just have to try to be better on deflections, because it's a big part of the game right now."

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Feb 17, 2018; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against Ottawa Senators during the first period at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports (Jean-Yves Ahern)
Feb 17, 2018; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against Ottawa Senators during the first period at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports (Jean-Yves Ahern)

6:42PM: Lundqvist spoke after the game on MSG and said:

  • "It's a tough situation right now. I think we are doing a lot of good things but we are beating ourselves in almost every game."
  • "There are plays where we are there, but we are not. Until we fix that, we won't win a lot of games."
  • "You can look at the goalie and say that he needs to make more saves, I see a couple of plays I can do better, but I have stretches every year where I feel I can play better, looking for a better feeling. I feel like I am tracking the puck pretty good and one on one I feel pretty good but clearly it's not enough. I am giving up too many goals, it's just not enough even though in practice and games, when I feel like I am facing big chances, I am doing the right things, but I take a step on a guy and they go side to side and it's an open net, if I stay deep they deflect it."
  • "It's challenging, no question about that. We are not getting points. We are doing a lot of good things but defensively, when we have our breakdowns it cost us."
  • "we need everyone to commit in our own end, offensively it will take care of ourselves, but we need to commit in our own end to do the right hing and the rest will take care of itself."
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Feb 5, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) stops a shot by the Dallas Stars during the second period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)
Feb 5, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) stops a shot by the Dallas Stars during the second period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)

Henrik Lundqvist has stopped 65 of 68 shots in the five periods since coming in for Ondrej Pavelec after Friday's first period.

Against the Jets on Sunday, Lundqvist stopped 37 of 38 shots and Mats Zuccarello said after the game that he was "really good." (MSG)

Brady Skjei said that Lundqvist was "outstanding" against the Jets. (Newsday)

Skjei added, "when he's on his game like that, it's like nothing can get by him. It's really fun to watch and it's nice for a defenseman to have a brick wall like that back there. He was the star of the game, no doubt about that." (Newsday)

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Feb 5, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) faces the Dallas Stars attack during the second period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)
Feb 5, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) faces the Dallas Stars attack during the second period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)

On MSG, Henrik Lundqvist met with the media following the Rangers win over the Jets:

  • "the way we responded after the first couple of minutes was key to this win. They were all over us in the first ten minutes, we knew coming into the game that they always come out flying and obviously they got some momentum from that early goal. The important thing is not to get rattled or put yourself in a tough spot by thinking the wrong way. We kept battling and slowly we got back in the game. I think that tying goal in the first was huge, we come out in the second like a different team, with more confidence and energy and they took a few penalties and we get our game going. This win was so important in so many ways, to go on the road and beat a really good team the way we do. We stuck with it and came up with a couple of big plays and that is how you are gonna win a lot of games, You can't win in the first 20 or 40, it comes down to a lot of big plays in the end and when you start feeling better about yourself and your game, it's easier for guys to step up."
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