Henrik Lundqvist says he's past two late goals against Bruins
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Henrik Lundqvist said he and Rangers goaltending coach Benoit Allaire won't review video of the Boston game, in which the Bruins scored two goals in 48 seconds to tie the score, until Saturday.
"Mentally, I'm past it," said Lundqvist, who had started 11 of 12 games before Thursday night. He is expected to return against the Washington Capitals here Sunday. "Benny has his 20 or 25 clips and we just look at them and talk, see if there's anything to help me.
"Sometimes he shows the goals, but not all the time," he said with a laugh. "He tries to keep my confidence."
Lundqvist, who won two of three against the Capitals last season and is 13-7-2 with three shutouts against Washington in his career, will use the time for extra practice.
Kreider sits, Boyle in
Rookie Chris Kreider was a healthy scratch. "I don't think Chris has done anything poorly. I don't think he's done anything really good, either," coach John Tortorella said. "Brian Boyle [a healthy scratch for the last three] needs to be a big part of this and he'll get a chance." . . . John Amirante, who has sung the national anthem at the Garden hundreds of times, returned for the first time this season after a bout with pneumonia.
Ullstrom surprise scratch
Ullstrom and journeymen Keith Aucoin and Colin McDonald formed an effective third line to start the season, totaling five goals in the first five games as a trio. But they haven't recorded a point during the five-game losing streak the Islanders carried into Thursday night's game, emblematic of the team's scoring woes beyond the top line.