With the Rangers facing a 0-2 series deficit for the second playoff round in a row, this is no time for Henrik Lundqvist to take a break – even if his left shoulder is hurting a little.

The Rangers’ goaltender practiced Monday and will be in net again for tonight’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden. Lundqvist had to get his shoulder looked at after he hurt it jumping on the rebound of a Daniel Paille deflection with 4:52 left in the third period of the Rangers’ 5-2 loss in Game 2 on Sunday afternoon in Boston.

"Yeah, it’s under control," Lundqvist said Monday. "I landed on the ice awkwardly and hurt it a little bit. It’s under control."

Lundqvist’s shoulder did not appear to bother him at all during Monday’s practice. At one point, he stretched out and fully extended his left arm along the ice to make a save on Rick Nash.

He said skipping practice Monday was not an option he considered.

"Everybody’s sore," Lundqvist said. "It’s the playoffs. You can’t just sit out [because] it’s hurting a little bit. It happens and you just have to make sure you do the right things to keep it good."

After posting shutouts in the final two games of the conference quarterfinals against Washington to help the Rangers complete a comeback from a 0-2 deficit in that series, Lundqvist has given up eight goals in the first two games against the Bruins. He allowed five goals Sunday for the first time since March 9, 2011 at Anaheim — a streak of 152 games, including the playoffs.