Around the Rink
While I hate to make this two consecutive Daily Pucks talking about the Henrik Lundqvist contract extension, it's still pretty much the league's leading news right now. The King was, naturally, back in nets Thursday after yielding to backup Cam Talbot the last two games; one has to wonder whether that benching was motivated in part by the desire to keep Lundqvist off the ice during distracting contract talks. Nonetheless, the Rangers rolled him out against the Sabres, and Lundqvist responded by carrying a shutout deep into the third period.
Sure, it's the Sabres, but Lundqvist needed a strong performance to keep the good vibes coming. And now that he's locked in, it wouldn't be surprising in the least to see the Rangers roll him out in almost every game in the near future. It's been an up-and-down season for both Henrik and the Rangers, but now that the contract situation is settled, it wouldn't be surprising to see the star goalie s You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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