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In A Rare Start, Henrik Lundqvist Was Not Very Good

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

This was not Willie Mays falling down in center field. Not even in the ballpark. So let’s get that straight.

But to have to issue that disclaimer up front about Henrik Lundqvist’s first start since Feb. 3 and fourth in 60 days is disheartening enough in itself.

For imagine having the obligation to inform the audience that the greatest goaltender in franchise history did not embarrass himself on the Garden ice....

“When you haven’t played in a long time, personally, you want to go out there and try to grow and build a good feeling, but obviously that was pretty tough when you give up three first-period goals,” said the reflective and realistic Lundqvist. “I don’t think I was very good.

“I was hoping for a better feeling personally coming out there but a lot of times you create that feeling by doing a lot of good things. I felt like I was doing a few good things and then when you put yourself in that kind of hole, three or four goals [down], it’s hard to play a patient game.

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