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Henrik Lundqvist will make his fourth straight start on Friday.
Lundqvist is on a three-game losing streak, but it's not surprising that they're sticking with him. As good as Cameron Talbot has been this season, the Rangers are expected to rely heavily on their proven starter down the stretch.
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Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist is 0-for-2 since returning to the NHL after leading Sweden to a silver medal at the Olympic Games in Sochi.
Sunday night, New York took a 6-3 loss from the visiting Bruins as Lundqvist had a night to forget. He stopped 27 shots but the six goals allowed increased his goals-against average to 2.56. His save percentage is now .914.
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Henrik Lundqvist defended 27 of 31 shots in a 4-2 loss versus Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon.
The Flyers gave up a 2-0 lead in the contest, but they were still able to end Lundqvist's five-game winning streak. It marked his first start since helping Team Sweden capture the silver medal at the Sochi Games. Lundqvist should be able to rediscover the rhythm he had before the Olympics shortly.
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Rangers coach Alain Vigneault hasn't named a starting goalie for Thursday's contest yet.
Lundqvist started all six games for Sweden at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, so he may get rested on Thursday. New York also plays back-to-back games this weekend, so Cam Talbot is likely to see some action this week. "I haven't talked to Hank yet, he's going to come in tomorrow, we'll talk tomorrow or before practice Wednesday and we'll get a feel for where he is mentally and physically," Vigneault said Monday. "I don't think the number of minutes he played will make a difference. I want to find out about the travel and how he feels. Hank can play a lot of minutes. I want to know how he is physically and emotionally. Different time zones will affect players."
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Henrik Lundqvist kicked out 33 of 36 shots in Sweden's 3-0 loss to Canada in the gold medal game.
Lundqvist has been phenomenal in this tournament and he wasn't the reason Sweden finished shy of the gold medal. Moving forward, Rangers fans and Lundqvist owners can take his performance in the Olympics as a positive sign. He hasn't always been at his best in 2013-14 campaign, but he's certainly capable of returning back home hungry and finish the season on a high note.
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He's known as the King and stands as perhaps the biggest obstacle to a gold repeat for Team Canada at these Olympics.
Not only the face and cornerstone of the New York Rangers and one of the top goaltenders in the NHL, Swedish goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes a strong case as one of the top Olympic goaltenders in history and a major obstacle for the Canadians in Sunday's '94 gold medal rematch with Sweden. Unbeaten in Russia (5-0-0), Lundqvist enters Sunday with the second-most career wins by an Olympic goalie - trailing only the great Vladislav Tretiak with 17 - and the second-best career goals against average (1.72). He made 25 saves Friday, including all eight in the final period, to preserve victory for the Swedes in their semifinal matchup with Finland. Winning 10 of his final 14 starts with the Rangers before the Olympic break with a sparkling .937 save percentage, Lundqvist has picked up right where he left off in Sochi, stopping 117 of 123 shots in a perfect run for Sweden.
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Henrik Lunqvist surpassed Russian goalie Mikhail Shtalenkov for second place on the all time Olympic wins list for goaltenders with his 12th Olympic victory in Friday's semifinal.
Lundqvist went 5-1 in Turin during a gold medal run in 2006, 2-1 in Vancouver during the 2010 games and has gone 5-0 so far in Sochi. The Swedish stud will try and narrow the gap in Sunday's gold medal game between him and the all-time leader, Russian legend Vladislav Tretiak (17 career Olympic wins).
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Henrik Lundqvist kicked out 25 of 26 shots in Sweden's 2-1 win on Friday.
With that victory over Finland, Sweden has advanced to the gold medal game. Lundqvist won the gold medal with Sweden in 2006, but if anything, he's been better this time around with a 1.20 GAA and .951 save percentage in five contests.