Rangers Canadiens Hockey

Lundqvist Almost Fought Last Night; Diaz In for J. Moore

While all our eyes were fixated on Rick Nash shoving Sergei Bobrovsky during last night’s wild game in Columbus, what we didn’t notice was Henrik Lundqvist skating to his own blueline in preparation of his teammates needing some additional toughness (via Daily News)…

“It looked like (Bobrovsky) punched our guy (Nash). I wasn’t sure what happened, and he was getting involved,” Lundqvist said. “I’m not gonna let them be six-on-five down there, but he skated away and I skated away. If the other (goalie) gets involved and they have more guys going at it, I guess I have to do something. I didn’t have to tonight, so…” He paused: “Lucky him.”

…LOL! love the last line. Guess everyone was feeling frisky last night.

The one and only time I remember Lundqvist fighting is when he went after Max Pacioretty after the Canadiens forward ran him during the game…

…i like a good goaltender brawl as much as the next guy, but I’ve got to admit, I’m very happy that Lundqvist decided to stay in his own end. The last thing we need is this…

…although one thing is for certain, even if Ludqvist would have mixed it up with Bobrovsky, you know his hair would have remained perfect.

A quick note for tonight’s game, Raphael Diaz confirms to Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post that he will be on defense for John Moore who had to leave last night’s game early after taking a hit from Blake Comeau. No word on his condition as of yet.

Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record speculates that he’ll be paired with Marc Staal as they practice together the other day.

…despite the Rangers defense showing signs of getting back on track, it’s not the worst thing to a see the defensive pairings juggled a bit. Especially Staal and Stralman who have been fighting it since the All Star break.

…baptism by fire for Diaz tonight, let’s just hope he’s up to the task after not playing since March 2nd.

Kevin

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