The news was initially very minimal regarding Lundqvist’s injury as he started the following game on Tuesday against the Panthers and made 33 saves in a 6-3 win. He was listed as day-to-day on the injury report but then he admitted to experiencing lightheadedness, dizziness and headaches for the remainder of the game where he was hit. The Rangers are currently in the 1st wildcard position with 65 points but sit a mere 4 points behind the Metropolitan Division Leader the New York Islanders. 1 and 3 points behind them are the Penguins and Capitals. But my friend Zeca Oliveira thinks that the Rangers have a real chance to make a run for the Metro Divisional Title as they have at least 2 games in hand on every team above them in the Division.
Losing Lundqvist for an extended period of time sounds like it will be a daunting task for the Rangers to make up any ground but back-up tender Cam Talbot has been good this season. In his ten starts he has three shutouts and posted a 5-5-2 record with a .918 sv% and a 2.28 GAA.