A bizarre bounce played a key role in the New York Rangers falling to the New Jersey Devils last week.
Henrik Lundqvist is expected to get a chance to keep that from happening at Madison Square Garden.
Lundqvist is scheduled to be in net as he tries to continue his success against the surging Devils as the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers host their Atlantic Division rivals Tuesday night.
New York (33-12-5) seemed to be on their way to a victory over New Jersey (30-19-3) last Tuesday before falling 4-3 in a shootout in Newark. The Rangers held a one-goal lead until a dump-in ricocheted off the boards and went in front of the net, where an unmarked David Clarkson was able to beat Martin Biron with 47.6 seconds left to force overtime.
The unfortunate circumstance was shrugged off by Rangers coach John Tortorella.
"We were in total control," Tortorella said. "Then, we get a bad bounce. I liked our game. We played good."
Lundqvist has played well against the Devils, going 23-9-5...