Matt Hunwick OUT today, Chris Summers recalled

Matt HunwickMatt Hunwick will miss today’s game against the Capitals with an upper-body injury. (Zipay)

The team has recalled Chris Summers from Hartford.

Summers was acquired with Keith Yandle at the trade deadline.

Hunwick played 18:39 yesterday against Boston including 7:01 in the third period.

He was a minus one, with a goal, 3 shots on goal and 3 attempts that were blocked.

Summers played 17 games with the Coyotes this season, was a minus 12 and averaged 13:43 per game.

He has 64 games of NHL experience.

On Summers, Keith Yandle said “he is a really good skater and uses his legs a lot. He blocks shots, plays hard and is a good guy off the ice. He is a really good player.” (NYR)

The Capitals on today’s game against the Rangers

The Capitals are 11 points behind the Rangers in the division and if the playoffs started today the two teams would meet in the first round.

The Rangers are 2-0 against the Capitals this season and outscored them 7-3.

Troy Brouwer of the Capitals said that the Capitals need to beat the Rangers to develop a level of confidence that they could beat them in the playoffs. (Washington Post)

Mike Green said that the Rangers are “fast, heavy” and play a structured game. He said that the winner today will be the team that plays with better structure and attention to details. (Washington Post)

Danny Kristo scores twice in OT Win (Watch)

The Wolf Pack beat Springfield 3-2 in OT:

  • Mat Bodie: 3 assists, plus two, 3 shots
  • Conor Allen: minus one, 1 shot
  • Dylan McIlrath: minus one, fight
  • Marek Hrivik: 2 assists, plus two, tripping penalty
  • Chris Bourque: 1 goal, minus one, 4 shots
  • Chris Mueller: minus one, 2 shots
  • Oscar Lindberg: 1 assist, 2 shots
  • Michael Kostka: 1 shot
  • Danny Kristo: 2 goals, plus two, 7 shots, slashing penalty
  • Ryan Haggerty: nothing on scoresheet

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Henrik Lundqvist’s performance yesterday for the Rangers

HenrikIn his return to the Rangers lineup last night, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 26 or 30 shots in the Rangers 4-2 loss.

Lundqvist said that he had a tough first period and struggled with his timing. He said that he knew he would have some struggles at first but felt better as the game went on. (Expressen)

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Alain Vigneault said after the game, “we didn’t give him a lot of help early on but I felt that he had a good second, didn’t have a lot of work in the third but it was the first game in a long time and he did the best he could out there.” (MSG)

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The Rangers were slow and mistake prone against the Bruins

Following the second period last night, Rangers assistant coach Ulf Samuelsson told John Giannone that the team was slower than the Bruins in all areas of the game. (MSG)

Derek Stepan said that the Bruins were on pucks before the Rangers and putting them in positions to turn it over. Stepan said that it took about 25 minutes of game play to get their feet moving and that is too late to do that, especially at this time of year. (MSG)

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