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Long live the King?
As already noted earlier today, it appears as though Henrik Lundqvist will make his return to the New York Rangers’ net as they face the Boston Bruins (who most likely will roll with Tuukka Rask).
Normally, this would be a cause for outright glee, and it’s true that “King Henrik” will be gladly welcomed back into the fold. Still, the Rangers have been on a tear thanks in a large part to Cam Talbot’s wonderful play in Hank’s absence, so it remains to be seen if New York sees a little fall-off.
Let there be no doubt that the Bruins will send their best at Lundqvist, so this isn’t exactly an example of easing a player back into the mix.
This is just one of several games during an unusually busy Saturday afternoon, so hopefully hockey fans already got their errands (and napping) done today.
Predators at Capitals: Pekka Rinne vs. Braden Holtby
Ducks at Islanders: Probably Frederik Andersen vs. Michal Neuvirth
Sharks at Flyers: Alex Stalock vs. (likely) Steve Mason
Coyotes at Penguins: Mike Smith vs. Thomas Greiss
Lightning at Red Wings: Likely Ben Bishop s. Petr Mrazek
Senators at Maple Leafs: Craig Anderson vs. James Reimer
Panthers at Canadiens: Roberto Luongo vs. Carey Price
Devils at Hurricanes: Keith Kinkaid vs. Cam Ward
Blue Jackets at Blues: Likely Sergei Bobrovsky vs. Brian Elliott
Kings at Wild: Likely Jonathan Quick vs. Devan Dubnyk
Sabres at Avalanche: ANders Lindback vs. Semyon Varlamov
Stars at Canucks: Maybe Kari Lehtonen vs. Eddie Lack