Lundqvist a finalist for Vezina Trophy

Henrik Lundqvist applauds the fans after the Rangers

Henrik Lundqvist applauds the fans after the Rangers lost to the Washington Capitals 4-1 at Madison Square Garden. (April 7, 2012) (Credit: David Pokress)

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- For the fourth time in his seven-year career, Henrik Lundqvist Wednesday was named a Vezina Trophy finalist for best goaltender, along with Nashville's Pekka Rinne and Los Angeles' Jonathan Quick.

"I'm really proud and honored to be with those names," Lundqvist said. "A lot of good goalies this year have played really well. So to be up there, it's a great feeling. I wanted to push my game this year; I prepared a certain way . . . I take a lot of pride in that, and my teammates should feel good about it. Because it's about teamwork, too."

In 62 games, Lundqvist posted career highs in wins (39), GAA (1.97) and save percentage (.930). He also was chosen as a finalist by the NHL's 30 general managers in his first three seasons, starting in 2005-06.

 

No practice for Callahan

Ryan Callahan, struck in the hand by a Chris Phillips shot in the third period of Game 6, didn't practice. Coach John Tortorella said he was given the day off and would participate in Thursday's morning skate. Callahan, who was examined and completed the game, did not have his hand wrapped.

 

Have the remote handy

MSG's production of Thursday's Knicks regular-season finale in Charlotte against the Bobcats will be seen on WWOR-TV (Channel 9). MSG and NBC Sports Network will carry Game 7 of the Senators-Rangers playoff series at 7 p.m. and MSG Plus the seventh game of the Devils-Panthers series at 8:30 p.m.

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