NEW YORK RANGERS (41-22-2) at Tampa Bay Lightning (30-26-8)
Game coverage begins at 7 PM on MSG+
The Rangers begin a four-game road trip in Tampa Bay.
Henrik Lundqvist tries to put in to words why the Rangers have been struggling with their play in recent games after the 4-1 loss to the Canadiens.
“It’s the mindset to will yourself to win battles all over the ice. I think this game is all about battles, and that’s been the biggest difference in our last four games — winning the battles all over the ice, in front of the net, along the boards. Then I need to come up with the big save when I have to. We need to have more desperation than the other team.”
— Rangers’ goalie, Henrik Lundqvist after falling to the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 Saturday
Alain Vigneault and Lightning Associate Coach Rick Bowness were members of the same coaching staff in Ottawa and Vancouver. Vigneault was an Assistant Coach on Bowness’ staff with the Senators for parts of four seasons (1992–1996), while Bowness was an Assistant Coach on Vigneault’s staff for seven seasons with the Canucks (2006–2013).
Despite the loss vs. Montreal Saturday, Ron Duguay points out that Henrik Lundqvist was still on top of his game
Ron Duguay and Al Trautwig take a closer look at Henrik Lundqvist's performance against the Habs, where the scoresheet does not tell the entire story.