The biggest news from practice today was that Henrik Lundqvist (shoulder) participated in full and said this about his status for Game 3 (via Bergen Record)...
“I landed on the ice awkwardly and hurt it a little bit. It’s under control. Everybody’s sore. It’s the playoffs. You can’t sit out (because) it’s hurting a little bit. it happens and you just have to make sure you do the right things to keep it good.”
...and that sound you hear is the collective sigh of relief from every Rangers fan.
...even an injured Lundqvist is better than 3/4 of the goaltenders in the league, so this is great news.
Also on the injury front Marc Staal (eye) and Darroll Powe (concussion) skated with the taxi squad after practice.
...Torts went with the panic move of going to Staal after getting down 0-2 to the Caps, but I don't seeing him going back to that well this time around.
In another piece of good news, the woefully inept defensive pairing of Dan Girardi and Michael Del Zotto were split up during practice today as Girardi was back on the top duo with Ryan McDonagh.
...if this move surprises anyone, you didn't watch the game yesterday.
Meanwhile, Carl Hagelin responded to John Tortorella assertion that he stinks on the power play...no comments