8/23/14 | 8:32AM: Lundqvist said that the first week after the season is very tough because his routine of going to the rink everyday is broken and especially this year with how close the team came. He said that sooner after though you start to appreciate the good moments of the year. (Expressen)
8/22/14| 4:24PM: Lundqvist said that “you have to move on” and start thinking about the good things and memories from the playoff run. He said that overall it was a great season and a couple of bounces could have made it different. (NHL.com)
8/20/14 | 7:12AM: Lundqvist says that just getting to the Stanley Cup Final has given the team inspiration to work harder and not only get back there but actually win it. (Hockey Sverige)
He said that now he can look back on the Stanley Cup Final/playoff run and appreciate all the good moments that the team had. (Hockey Sverige)
- He says that two of those moments were beating the Penguins and winning the conference final against MTL. (John Rylander)
Lundqvist said that the Rangers can look at things that they should have done better but adds how close they came in each OT. He said that with how good the Kings are the Rangers needed some more “fluency” in some of their game. (Hockey Sverige)
8/18/14 | 10:05AM: Henrik Lundqvist said that he will “never get over” losing the Stanley Cup but he has learned to live with it and it’s no longer “eating him up inside.” (ESPN.com)
- Lundqvist sat with his head in his hands for a long period of time after the Rangers were eliminated.
- He spoke on breakup day about being disappointed.
- He said that losing was “heavy”
- In July he said that he still had a lot of days where he thought about it.
He said that the difference between winning and losing in that series was so small with the Rangers hitting the post in each OT game. (ESPN.com)
- He spoke about this at other times during the summer.
Lundqvist has recently started skating after a month and a half off and said that he is starting to get the feel of stopping pucks again. (ESPN.com)
He said that he is focused on the upcoming season and that “right now” he is “exactly” where he wants to be but staying there will be tough. He adds, “I don’t think people always realize the mental pressure that players feel.” (ESPN.com)
- Lundqvist talked in July about the pressure that he puts on himself.