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Another Bad Game For Henrik Lundqvist

from Dan Martin of the New York Post,

The Rangers scored four straight goals in the third period — but instead of celebrating a victory at the Garden on Tuesday night, they suffered a 6-4 defeat to the Blue Jackets.

That’s what shoddy goaltending can do to a team, and once again, the culprit was Henrik Lundqvist, who struggled coming out of the All-Star break, much as he did earlier in January following the Rangers’ bye week.

This time, Lundqvist surrendered three goals on just 16 shots before he was yanked in the second period.

“I know I need to be better,” Lundqvist said in an uncharacteristically brief session with the media after the game. “That third goal is a killer. As a group, we responded really well in the third. Especially the third goal bothers me. It’s back to work [Wednesday] to get better [and] improve.”

Coach Alain Vigneault was at a loss to explain why Lundqvist was off his game again, but had a similar solution as the goalie.

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WingedRider's avatar

“I know I need to be better,” Lundqvist said

Another good response taking ownership of his problem and how it affected the team.

How often has a Wing stepped up and taken total ownership for their big mistakes other than Z?

Hmmmm?

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 02/01/17 at 02:03 PM ET

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