Alain Vigneault met with the media following the Rangers loss to Tampa Bay (Via ASAP Sports):
Q. Are the scoring chances that they’re getting too high of a quality? Or no matter what the chances are, do you need more saves?
COACH VIGNEAULT: I think I’ve mentioned many times before, some games unfold differently, and tonight, I mean, you’ve got the highest scoring team in the league going up against the third highest scoring team in the league. We’ve got a 2?1 lead.
Obviously, they’re going to open things up. They’ve got some goals in the second. We had to open things up. Found a way to crawl our way back and pushed it to overtime. Had some good looks, they had some good looks. It was one of those games.
Larry Brooks writes that Henrik Lundqvist was sitting alone in the Rangers locker room “slumped back” and with a hand covering his mouth when Rangers President and GM Glen Sather came into the room. (NY Post)
Sather walked over to Lundqvist and “offered quiet, private words of love and encouragement.” (NY Post)
Lundqvist has allowed 12 goals on 66 shots in the past two games.
Henrik Lundqvist met with the media following the Rangers loss to Tampa Bay (MSG):
On the Game Winner, “for some reason I don’t pick it up….When it comes at it me it looks like it’s coming at me and I am late reacting. I have to look at the video and see why I didn’t pick it up. It’s a tough one, it really is. The whole game is really challenging for me the way they move the puck and find open ice in the slot and scoring chances right in front. I just need to dig deep and be more consistent with my game plan and try to challenge the shooter and they pass and you stay back. They are good but at the same time as a team we can be better and I have to be better. We won’t win if I give up six goals.”