UNIONDALE, NY – The sheepish grin on Henrik Lundqvist’s face told the story. Thankfully only his pride was hurt his car accident on the Saw Mill Parkway yesterday.
He practiced and will be in goal tonight as the Rangers take on the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.
“It was only me and I’m fine,” he said with a grin. “There are just a few scratches on the car. It could have been worse.”
Sure, but Lundqvist wasn’t taking any chances. Going to the Coliseum today, Lundqvist took car service.
Not as fortunate as Lundqvist, Marian Gaborik is out for tonight’s game with a lower leg injury. He will be replaced on the roster by P.A. Partenteau.
Yet, the rookie called up from Hartford won’t replace Gaborik’s top of the standings scoring. Coach John Tortorella expects the rest of the team to step up with players like Chris Higgins, Chris Drury and Ryan Callahan taking more minutes, and hopefully get out their scoring slumps.
“On the power play, we’re going to have to put someone in there,” Tortorella said. “Obviously we’re gonna miss him.”
There’s no word on when Gaborik will skate again or if he will play on Friday in Minnesota against his old team, the Wild.
With the World Series starting tonight, the Rangers chirped with some predictions. Obviously most of the team predicted the Yankees, especially Yankee fans Chris Drury and Matt Gilroy, both of whom said Yankees in six.
Other predictions Henrik Lundqvist, PA Parenteau, and Michael Del Zotto said Yankees in 6. Enver Lisin said the Yankees, although he also said he roots for the Dallas Cowboys.
Going against type, Aaron Voros went with the Jimmy Rollins prediction of Phillies in 5 and Red Sox fan Brian Boyle said Phillies in 6, because I can bring myself to pull for the Yankees.”