W2W4: After Big Win In Montreal, Rangers Re-Set and Host Kings

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Rangers-Henrik Lundqvist: There is no question that Lundqvist is thrilled the Rangers finally won in Montreal after so much futility in recent years at the Bell Centre, and that he is happy for his back up. Cam Talbot, who earned his first NHL shutout on Saturday night. But make no mistake that Lundqvist, as proud an athlete as there is, also wanted to be the goalie who finally went into Montreal and snapped that winless skid. He is always motivated to be at his best, but Lundqvist will be burn to have a big-time game Sunday night against an elite team in the Kings. Add to the mix that he has allowed three goals in each of his last two games, and was tweaked a bit by his coach Alain Vigneault about one of those goals in the 3-2 loss to the Devils Tuesday, and Lundqvist will have pkenty of extra motivation to drive him Sunday night. He has already beaten the Kings once on the season, and Lundqvist enters play with a 6-7-0 record, 2.51 GAA and .915 save percentage.


Kings-Dwight King: There are plenty of star players on the Kings roster, and Dwight Kings name probably would not get mentioned often with the likes of Anze Kopitar, Jonathan Quick, or Drew Doughty. However the 24 year-old--who did score five goals in 20 playoff games when the Kings won the Stanley Cup two springs ago---has netted six goals this season after only scoring four all of last year. His latest was the game-winner Friday against the Devils, and he is now 2-2-4 in his last four games while seeing a consistent 15 minutes of ice time a night. Big---6 foot 4, 230 pounds---and more skileld teh nyou think, King is coming on and becoming a player you need to keep an eye on.