Goalie nods: Streaking Lundqvist looks to stymie Chicago


Henrik Lundqvist will aim to continue his stellar run of play tonight when the Rangers host the Blackhawks in New York.

Lundqvist is 5-1-0 in the month of February — allowing three goals or fewer in each of his six appearances — but it’s his recent run over the last three games that’s really impressive.

Monday, Feb. 8: stopped 27 of 28 shots in a 2-1 win over New Jersey

Wednesday, Feb. 10: stopped all 34 shots faced in a 3-0 shutout win over Pittsburgh

Sunday, Feb 14: stopped 21 of 22 shots in a 3-1 win over Philadelphia.

Unsurprisingly, Lundqvist’s run of good play has bolstered his overall numbers on the year: 28-14-4 record, 2.29 GAA, .924 save percentage. He does certainly face a tall order tonight, though, against a Chicago team that exploded for seven goals in Monday’s beating of the Maple Leafs.

The ‘Hawks will have Corey Crawford in goal.


Ben Scrivens will look to bounce back from a tough performance last time out, as he and the Habs take on Colorado. Semyon Varlamov starts for the Avs.

Devan Dubnyk looks for his second straight win tonight in Calgary. The Flames will go back to Jonas Hiller after he was hooked on Monday against Anaheim. Calgary also announced today that Karri Ramo is done for the year with a torn ACL.