New York Rangers goalkeeper Henrik Lundqvist was a lock to start against the rival New Jersey Devils, until tonight that is.
For the first time since Dec. 17, 2006, the Rangers will not be starting a game against the Devils with Lundqvist in net. For Lundqvist, this will snap a streak of 32 straight starts against New Jersey. Lundqvist has an all-time record of 23-9-5 against the Devils.
The All-Star goaltender is getting a break tonight and Martin Biron will be in-between the pipes. Rangers head coach John Tortorella did not describe this as a shocking move.
"We talked about this prior to the All-Star game, that we were going to go this way," Tortorella said. (via Yahoo! Sports)
Lundqvist started the 2012 NHL All-Star Game for Team Alfredsson and allowed three goals and made nine saves. He is expected to return to action on Wednesday against the Buffalo Sabres.
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