Desperate times call for desperate measures, and the New York Rangers will give Martin Biron his first start of the season on Saturday. The call to make the change came down from Alain Vigneault himself.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 11, 2013
Moving away from Henrik Lundqvist should come as no surprise, as the Rangers have dropped their last two games by a combined score of 14-2. The man they call King is sporting a .870 save percentage right now and a monstrous 4.31 GAA. He spoke to the New York Daily News following Rangers’ 6-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday:
It’s probably the first time in all my years in New York we’ve looked this bad, if you look at the results. … It’s just an awful feeling out there right now. We’re not getting it done. I don’t have an explanation for it. … It’s just not enough right now. I have to be better. We have to be better. And let’s not point any fingers; I think we all have to step up.
Lundqvist will have to watch his teammates attempt to step up against an unbeaten St. Louis team that has been dominating its opponents, and he will have to watch as Biron battles to get the Rangers back on track.