Henrik Lundqvist is officially starting Game 2


There we have it: Henrik Lundqvist is officially back in the net for the Rangers.

This was the likely outcome - by all accounts, Lundqvist seemed okay the day following Marc Staal's stick getting a little too close to comfort - but to have official confirmation is that much more reassuring.

Thank goodness, because the eye injury he suffered late in the first period of Game 1 against the Penguins was rather scary, as eye injuries can often be.

As Jim Cerney notes, this will be Lundqvist's "112th consecutive post-season start for the Rangers", further emphasizing his importance to the club. Where would they be without him? Let's not think about that.