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Lundqvist: ‘You can’t think too much about this game’

Apr 29, 2014, 11:51 PM EDT

Henrik Lundqvist, Scott Hartnell, Dan Girardi AP

It’s plausible that the New York Rangers might review what went wrong in Game 6’s 5-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. Still, it sounds like it was mostly a “burn the tape” game for Henrik Lundqvist.

With Game 7 coming on Wednesday, Lundqvist reasonably argued that it makes little sense to linger on the negatives from Tuesday, as the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

“I already started thinking about tomorrow,” Lundqvist said about being pulled before the third period of Game 6. “You don’t want to analyze this too much. There were a couple of tough plays. I think I made a bad read on the breakaway, but the other goals are what they are. I think they were a little hungrier.

“You can’t think too much about this game. They did pretty much everything better than us. Even goaltending. We all have to step up and play our best and try to beat this team.”

Both teams said all the right things about their mindset heading into Game 7. The Flyers spoke about maintaining their work from Game 6 while the Rangers emphasized embraced the energy of playing another deciding contest at Madison Square Garden. For the Blueshirts, it might be most important for Lundqvist to truly live up to those words and put tonight’s struggle behind him.

  1. jaybyrd99 - Apr 30, 2014 at 6:14 AM

    Can Rick Nash forget about his entire post season Rangers career and start fresh tonight. The Rangers REALLY need him him to step up.

  2. numbcracker2109 - Apr 30, 2014 at 7:11 AM

    Yeah, don’t give it too much thought…

    • numbcracker2109 - Apr 30, 2014 at 7:11 AM

      Yeah, stop thinking about it!

      • numbcracker2109 - Apr 30, 2014 at 7:12 AM

        Hey! Shut up! I’m trying to not five this any thought!!!

      • numbcracker2109 - Apr 30, 2014 at 7:13 AM

        Look! I’m so rattled I can’t even spelled! Oh the stress!

      • elmerbrownelmerbrown - Apr 30, 2014 at 8:08 AM

        I think he should stop thinking about it

      • elmerbrownelmerbrown - Apr 30, 2014 at 8:10 AM

        KING stop thinking about it your expected to win

      • ibieiniid - Apr 30, 2014 at 8:16 AM

        ^^^what is this?

  3. hockey412 - Apr 30, 2014 at 8:16 AM

    Not really the statement the Rangers were trying to make there, huh. The good thing is that they’ll have less than 24 hours to think about it, and are going home. Tonight should be a great game. Should be 3 great games…crazy.

    • ibieiniid - Apr 30, 2014 at 8:20 AM

      Flyers, Avs, Kings and my bracket is in tact… with correct game amount guesses on Boston, Pittsburgh, Flyers, and Kings. ::crosses fingers::

      • patthehockeyfan - Apr 30, 2014 at 9:03 AM

        Don’t you find it difficult to type with your fingers crossed? Or, is it just all thumbs?

      • ibieiniid - Apr 30, 2014 at 9:55 AM

        what are you talking about? I type with my nose and chin.

      • hockey412 - Apr 30, 2014 at 10:03 AM

        Awesome visual.

  4. patthehockeyfan - Apr 30, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    Though the Rangers reportedly said that they were playing as if this were their do-or-die game, it’s a little different when it actually is. Congrats to the Flyers!

    I’m going to need a defibrillator to get through tonight’s games.

    Go Avs!


  5. toews19 - Apr 30, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    No matter who wins and who loses, I’d say us, the fans, win in the end.. 3 game sevens tonight!! Three!!

  6. flyboystransport - Apr 30, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Why were they asking lundquist instead of nash?

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