Now that the Canadiens have staved off elimination once in Game 5, the Rangers are wary of giving them any more hope they can turn the tables.
Canadiens winger Rene Bourque made some rather pointed remarks in an obvious attempt to rattle Lundqvist ahead of Game 6. He may have picked the wrong guy to mess with.
The Rangers need to leave the odor — and the brutal hockey — in Montreal after completely falling flat at Bell Center in a 7-4 defeat Tuesday.
The Blueshirts may have to play the remainder of the Eastern Conference finals against Montreal without defenseman John Moore.