Read: How Henrik Lundqvist is approaching the playoffs

HENRIK LundqvistFollowing the Rangers win over the Hurricanes, Alain Vigneault was asked if he thought Henrik Lundqvist was ready for the playoffs.

Vigneault responded, “oh yea….he’s ready.”

  • In 14 games in March, Lundqvist was 8-5-1 with a .917 GAA and a 2.44 goals against.
  • In 4 games in April, Lundqvist is 2-1-1 with a .948 save percentage and a 1.71 goals against.
  • On the season, Lundqvist is 32-24-5 with a .920 save percentage and a 2.39 goals against.

He said after the game against Carolina that he is trying to get into the habits of how he wants to play when the playoffs start, “you don’t want to change and you want to focus on the details, it needs to be here now and next week and you can’t take any shortcuts, you need to focus the same way and take each game as an important game. Who knows, it could play a huge part in the end if we get the extra points at the end and get a better spot.”

He added, “I think I am approaching the right way. Focusing the right way. Technically I am doing the right things in game and practice and there are always things here and there that you remind yourself to work on. I think I am getting closer to where I want to be and need to be as the games get tougher. I see it as a great challenge to reach your top level.