Henrik Lundqvist has a few words to describe his play as of late.
The New York Rangers goalie was pulled from a high-scoring affair against Dallas, and openly shared his feelings after the game.
"It’s tough. I feel like it’s embarrassing, frustrating, and disappointing, at the same time," he said. "The bottom line is I need to find another level; it’s not good enough."
To be fair, the Rangers' defense let him down, allowing the Stars to score several of their goals in close and untouched. That certainly didn't help Lundqvist in his attempt to turn things around.
"Obviously when you’re looking for confidence and a good feeling you’re hoping for a game where there’s a lot of structure and shots are more to the outside, but that’s not the case right now. There are a lot of opportunities right in front and I just need to find a way to get going. But it’s hard when you’re trying to do all the right things and it’s not paying off right now."
As for what's ahead, Lundqvist will be right back between the pipes when the Rangers visit Toronto on Thursday.
Alain Vigneault added hopefully the goalie will get a bit more support.
"He’s doing what a professional is supposed to do. He’s trying to work on his game, he’s trying to work on the areas where he needs to get better. And we as a team in front of him, there are areas that are obvious to everybody (to improve on). We are in front of our net, but we’re not taking the passes. We need to work on that."
On the season, Lundqvist has posted a save percentage of .907, well below his career average of .920.