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Lundqvist ready for the Olympics

The next time you see Henrik Lundqvist, he will be wearing the Tre Kroner of Sweden in Vancouver. In 2006, of course, the Swedes won the gold in Turin, Italy.

"I don't feel that much different," Lundqvist said Sunday. "I put the same pressure on myself. You really want to go in playing your best."

The three-time Vezina Trophy finalist - who is 25-22-6 this season - said he isn't tired. "John has been really good at giving us days off," he said of coach John Tortorella. "I don't go to morning skates as much as I've done in the past, just try to stay away from the game. And it saves a lot of energy. For a 20-minute skate, it's a four-hour process. I just feel fresh going into games and it's a lot more fun to come to the rink when you stay away a little more."

Indecent proposal

A buzz went through the crowd in the second period when the video board showed a young fan's marriage proposal being turned down. The woman got up and stomped away.

"I turned to Vinny [Prospal] and I said, 'Was that real?' " Erik Christensen said. "I didn't know whether it was staged because of Valentine's Day. I thought it might be something funny to do. I know my girlfriend said if I ever did something like that, she would definitely not be happy. I think you can find a different way to be original."

Blue notes

Chris Drury's empty-net goal was the 600th point of his NHL career . . . Sean Avery's only other penalty shot came as a member of the Los Angeles Kings in 2006 against the Lightning. He missed . . . Artem Anisimov said he told Avery one thing: "Score." . . . It was the first Rangers penalty shot since Michal Rozsival scored in Los Angeles on Dec. 17, 2008 . . . Christensen finished a plus-3 . . . Steve Stamkos scored his 35th goal and had an assist for the Lightning . . . The Rangers are 5-0-1 in afternoon games this season . . . Defenseman Corey Potter and goaltender Matt Zaba were reassigned to Hartford to play during the break.

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