Regarding the Rangers, who might have added interest in Monday’s game at the Garden representing low-profile (no-profile) assistant Lindy Ruff in his first crack at the Stars team he coached the previous four seasons:
1. Henrik Lundqvist transforming his game on the fly at age 35 into a stylistic hybrid of Martin Brodeur and Mike Richter is tantamount to Chris Evert becoming a serve-and-volley tennis player after 13 years on the tour.
Yet that is just what the King has done these last six weeks in leaving his patented deep, patient, thinking-man’s technique behind to become a more aggressive, attacking, athletic and acrobatic goaltender.
“You have to adapt,” Lundqvist told The Post after Saturday’s 5-2 victory over the Devils in which he was routinely outstanding. “There are so many more one-on-one plays — so many more — that I needed to change. You look at all the goalies who stayed around for a long time, and they adapted.
“There are still times when I find myself thinking a little too much and maybe get caught in between, but I think it’s going well. It’s fun for me.”
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