Read: Henrik Lundqvist on Bouncing Back and Competing Against Himself

HENRIK LundqvistAfter replacing Marty Biron in the third period on Saturday, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 16 of 17 shots and looked sharp in the Rangers loss to the Blues.

Lundqvist told the Daily News that he isn’t used to entering the game in the middle but he felt that the Rangers had a chance to win against the Blues and was happy with how the team kept fighting back.

He said on MSG that coming into a game is all about getting comfortable in the first few minutes and that the goal he allowed was a bad bounce that

Alain Vigneault said yesterday that “Henrik played like Henrik” in the third period against the Blues.

Lundqvist said yesterday, via Rangers Report, that he felt on Sunday that he just went out and played without thinking too much. He said that sometimes there is too much analysis and not enough focus on what he is actually supposed to do, stop the puck. He said that sometimes the puck is really big and easy to save and sometimes it’s smaller and it takes a lot more work to stop it.

In the Ottawa Sun, Bruce Garrioch writes that some people in the NHL wonder if Lundqvist’s contract situation is weighing on him and impacting his performance.

Lundqvist told Expressen recently that his biggest motivation is to compete against himself and to push himself to get better each night.