For the first time in what seems like an eternity, it is possible for me to envision the moment I can actually walk out of the court room for good. I’m not saying it’s going to happen today. I’m not even expecting it to happen tomorrow. But there are at least the slightest signs that this ordeal may entering its proverbial back stretch.
That, of course, is good news for all of you since it means I will cease using this space to lament my miserable existence. But trust me, part of the reason I do it is because I feel lousy that I’ve been so lacking in valuable information of late.
That said, I do have a few updates:
FIRST STAR—HENRIK LUNDQVIST, G, NEW YORK RANGERSLundqvist posted a 3-0-1 record in four games with a 1.43 goals-against average and .948 save percentage as the Rangers (34-27-8, 76 points) moved into the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Lundqvist posted consecutive victories over the New York Islanders, making 29 saves in a 2-1 home shootout victory March 5 and 30 stops in a 2-1 win at Long Island March 8. He made 20 saves in a 3-2 overtime loss at Pittsburgh March 10 and finished the week by stopping 30 of 31 shots and both shootout attempts in a 2-1 decision over Carolina March 11. Lundqvist is 8-2-4 in his past 14 games, recording a 1.65 GAA and a .935 save percentage in that span.
OK, I’m due back in the jury room shortly. More later…