May 20, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT
But for Lundqvist, what likely remains a sore point is what happened in Game 2.
On Sunday, following the 5-2 loss that put New York down 2-0 in the series, Lundqvist said things need to change if the Rangers have any hope of staging a comeback.
“I thought I was in position (on Boston’s goals), but there were a couple screens, and if you give up five goals you can’t be satisfied, obviously,” he said, per the Daily News.
“But I’ve got to look at the way they scored the goals, too, and it’s about teamwork out there, and today that didn’t work for us in our own end. So I have to be better, and the guys in front of me have to step up next game.”
So far in the series, the Bruins have been doing a great job of making life difficult for last year’s Vezina Trophy winner.
For example, here’s Shawn Thornton providing a screen on Boston’s second goal:
And here’s Patrice Bergeron doing the same on the third goal:
“They had a lot of guys in front of me,” Lundqvist said. “I was trying to work hard to find pucks. It was definitely a tough game to play.”
Unfortunately for the Rangers, keeping the big, determined Bruins forwards from getting to the front of the net is easier said than done.
New York defenseman Dan Girardi had an especially tough Game 2, finishing minus-4 in less than 20 minutes of ice time.
Girardi and McDonagh back together as a pair in practice today. Not surprising after yesterday and with last change at home.—
Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) May 20, 2013
- Tortorella calls meltdown ‘a kick in the teeth’ 4
- Vanquished: Isles stun Canucks with seven-goal third period 11
- Peverley hospitalized, conscious after collapsing on Stars bench (Update) 13
- Sens’ Ceci won’t return after Weber’s shot lacerates his ear (Update) 7
- Gillis pleads his case: ‘We are enduring a challenging period’ 22
- Nolan gets a game for punching ‘unsuspecting’ Joensuu 35
- It doesn’t sound like 3-on-3 overtime is going to be a thing 38
- Blues finish night on top of NHL standings after shootout win 15
- Kings’ Nolan gets double-minor for punching Oilers’ Joensuu 54
- Extended overtime likely to be on agenda in GMs’ March meeting 42
- Canucks trade Luongo to Panthers (93)
- BLOCKBUSTER: Lightning trade St. Louis to Rangers for Callahan (82)
- Kings make splash, acquire Gaborik from Columbus (72)
- Steve Moore remains shocked, disgusted about Todd Bertuzzi attack (70)
- Report: Flyers table ‘substantial offer’ for Kesler, also inquiring about Edler (59)