Surprise Start: Henrik Lundqvist returns to the net in High Noon Showdown
David Quinn has just announced Henrik Lundqvist will start against the Flyers today. In what is a crucial game against a hot Philadelphia team, Quinn is rolling the dice with the King, who hasn’t started a game since February 3rd in a loss against St. Louis. A game he gave up 4 goals and had to be pulled for the third period.
Return of the King?
Lundqvist has decent numbers in his career against the Flyers. In 60 contests Lundqvist is 35-18-5 with a solid SV% of .916 and a 2.54 GAA. Those historical numbers aside, Lundqvist has struggled this season and has had particular difficulty coming off long stretches of inactivity. It is a move that certainly can galvanize the group to rally around Lundqvist, but one that could be costly if Henrik gives up two or three early.
Kreider and Lineup
McKegg is in and DQ has no timetable on Kreider’s injury.