Brassard said that the Rangers need to play the same way in front of Lundqvist that they do in front of Cam Talbot. He added, “Henrik is our best player and he will be huge for the rest of the season.”
With Lundqvist in net, the Rangers allow about 27 shots per game and with Talbot in net, the Rangers allow 24 shots against per game.
Adam Rotter: While it does seem like the Rangers play a more structured and better defensive game with Talbot in goal, that isn’t the cause of Henrik Lundqvist’s struggles. It may be a small part, but the issue with Lundqvist is that he isn’t making all of the saves that he is used to making. If better defense can cut down on a few of those chances, it would help, but it ultimately falls on the Rangers franchise player to make the saves that we expect him to make.