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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Lundqvist Shakes Off Early Struggles

From Jesse Spector's Blueshirts Blog:

Henrik Lundqvist gave up a goal on the first shot he faced this preseason. But after a 5-4 overtime victory over the Devils, the Rangers’ goaltender was able to laugh about his sluggish start.

“Just a little rusty,” Lundqvist said on the way to the team bus. “It was a tough start, but I felt more and more comfortable as the game went on. It feels good to start with a win.”

Lundqvist was beaten by Ilya Kovalchuk to open the scoring, a goal cancelled out by Ryan Callahan’s tally 42 seconds later. But after making his first save on a soft effort by a sprawling Brad Mills, Lundqvist gave up a second goal to defenseman Andy Greene.

After that, though, Lundqvist settled down to finish the night with 25 saves.

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