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There’s Lundqvist Then Everyone Else

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

It was hardly earth-shattering stuff, nothing like saying a player “stinks” on the power play, for instance, but John Tortorella sure had it right before the playoffs started when the Rangers’ coach talked about legacies being made in the postseason and not in the regular-season.

Ten games into the playoffs following last night’s dagger-to-the-heart, 2-1 defeat to the Bruins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal, we’re still waiting.

There is Henrik Lundqvist, all right, whose back-to-back shutouts with the Blueshirts facing opening-round elimination by the Caps in Games 6 and 7 of the first round carried his team forward, and whose spectacular work last night was all that stood between the Rangers and humiliation.


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mrfluffy's avatar

Huh. What has he won, Larry? Why isn’t he first in every category in the playoffs stat-wise, Larry?

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 05/22/13 at 10:53 AM ET

Primis's avatar

Lundqvist is kinda’ overrated because he plays at MSG.  They used to think Vanbiesbrouck and Richter were the second coming as well.

That is all, and it’s not earth-shattering.

Posted by Primis on 05/22/13 at 11:09 AM ET

NHLJeff's avatar

I think Lundqvist is the best goalie in the league on a bad team. I feel so bad for him. He plays his heart out and just doesn’t have a team good enough to score for him.

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Denver on 05/22/13 at 12:30 PM ET

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