Henrik Lundqvist received treatment on his right knee after Wednesday's game but, otherwise, said he could not discuss the topic. So Lundqvist would neither confirm nor deny he was hit by Chris Butler's slap shot at 19:35 of the second period.

"I feel pretty good," Lundqvist said, laughing that his silence was "per orders from upstairs." "My goal is to play [against the Islanders.]"

Coach John Tortorella, already testy, was not happy being questioned about Lundqvist's status.

"Oh, he's fine. You guys, I tell you," Tortorella said.