Coming off the most lackluster effort of his rookie season, Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist may be glad to be back on home ice.
Lundqvist will likely get the chance to help New York extend its home winning streak to five games as it faces the Minnesota Wild in the season’s only meeting between the teams.
At the Garden, though, Lundqvist has been dominant, posting a 7-1 record with a 1.42 goals-against average and .951 save percentage. He also recorded his only career shutout there, blanking the Florida Panthers on Oct. 17.
Minnesota, meanwhile, will be looking for its third straight win over the Rangers after losing its first five matchups since joining the NHL in 2000-01.
The Wild lost the second game of their current five-game road trip Saturday, falling 3-2 in a shooutout the New Jersey Devils. Viktor Kozlov beat Wild goaltender Manny Fernandez for the only shooutout tally.
Former Devils Brian Rolston and Andrei Zyuzin scored for the Wild, who have lost a season-high three straight games – two by shootout.
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