Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/07/12 at 11:10 AM ET
from Johnette Howard of ESPN New York,
They are the best New York sports story going in the city other than Linsanity, and yet they haven’t captured the city’s imagination the way they’re going to if Henrik Lundqvist can just keep his pace up. But whether he can is the question on which the Rangers’ Stanley Cup hopes pivot. Because unlike the 39-year-old master facing him at the other end of the ice Tuesday night—Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur—Lundqvist, now in his seventh NHL season, is still waiting to have the NHL postseason of his life.
And no athlete in New York is under more pressure to make sure 2012 is the season he comes through.
Carrying the Rangers deep in the playoffs is the last asterisk Lundqvist needs to remove from his career, and he need look no further than Brodeur for a blueprint on how a goaltender who stands on his head night after night can take a team from merely contending to having a victory parade.
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