A couple of quick hits after practice:
Lundqvist said practice wasn’t optional for him today, but the Rangers’ occasional spare practice goalie Chad Killam (a former Manhattanville College) goalie had brought his stuff to the rink just in case.
Regardless, Lundqvist took part in the hour-plus skate, and said he needed to.
“I wanted to skate. I haven’t practiced,” Lundqvist said. “The practice we had in Montreal wasn’t a real practice. You can’t stay away too long.”