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Grading the Blueshirts in the Olympics

From good friend of the blog Nicholas Montemagno at Rangers Tribune:

Henrik Lundqvist

Henrik Lundqvist has been the most valuable player to his team so far out of all of the Rangers in the Olympics. In two games played with Team Sweden, Lundqvist is yet to allow a goal. First, he shutout the Germans in a 2-0 Swedish victory. Then on Sunday night he was perfect in net again as the Swedes blanked their rivals in Team Finland, 3-0 in a contest that found them getting a free pass to the Quarterfinals.

Grade: A+

Marian Gaborik

Marian Gaborik has played three games to this point with the Slovakians, despite a nagging thigh laceration suffered a couple of weeks back in practice when leaping over Henrik Lundqvist in practice. He was a gametime decision in Team Slovakia’s first tilt against the Czech Republic, and to Rangers fans’ displeasure, the skilled winger played in that game. He recorded a goal in the second period, which now is still his only point in the tournament. However, he has skated well and helped the team out defensively.

Grade: B

Click here to see how the rest of the Blueshirts who are participating in the Olympics are performing.

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