Rangers’ goaltending a concern? ‘We know what Henrik is,’ says Tortorella

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It’s been a while since New York Rangers’ goalie Henrik Lundqvist allowed five goals in a game.

According to a tweet from Andrew Gross, the Rangers’ beat reporter for The Record in New Jersey, Lundqvist had gone 152 straight games – including playoffs and regular season – without allowing five goals.

Sunday wasn’t a good time for this streak to come to an end.

The Rangers fell to the Bruins by a final score of 5-2 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinal and now trail 2-0 in the series.

Lundqvist allowed five goals on 32 shots. It’s also been back-to-back games Lundqvist has been outplayed by Bruins’ goalie Tuukka Rask.

But Rangers’ head coach John Tortorella wasn’t in the mood to openly criticize his goalie – the same one that registered 24 wins in the lockout-shortened regular season, which put him in a three-way tie with Antti Niemi and Niklas Backstrom for most in the league.

“I’m not evaluating our goaltending. I don’t need to evaluate Henrik. We know what Henrik is,” said Tortorella, as per CBSBoston.com.

Lundqvist was also stung on a Daniel Paille shot, as per Sportsnet.

“It’s my shoulder, we’ll see,” Lundqvist said after the game. “We’ll take a look at it.”