Henrik Lundqvist gave a wink and a smile when asked about his postgame tirade after the New York Rangers stayed alive with a Game 6 win at Ottawa.
The usually mild-mannered star goalie, who could be in line to win the Vezina Trophy for the first time, wasn't really in the mood to rehash it. There are much bigger things on his mind and the minds of his teammates, like beating the Senators at home in Game 7 and moving on to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Rangers returned to practice on Wednesday for the first time since winning at Ottawa on Monday and forcing a decisive game at Madison Square Garden on Thursday. They were more than happy to discuss the improved power play that produced two of New York's goals in the 3-2 victory in Game 6 and the benefits of having this final game on home ice.
''Mentally, you just try to block everything you can't control. Just control your emotion and focus on the right things,'' said Lundqvist, who was announced Wednesday as one...