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Lundqvist on Letterman

Via SI's Michael Blinn, New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist took a break from the NHL and NHLPA's "Player Media Tour" to appear on The Late Show With David Letterman on Monday night. The Late Show's YouTube channel posted a 2-minute clip of the impeccably-dressed Lundqvist discussing playing goal in the playoffs and the "goony" Los Angeles Kings:

The Late Show's website posts entire episodes on a slightly delayed basis, so Lundqvist's full appearance should be up in a day or two...

And here's what the NHL and NHLPA are doing later this morning:

NHL® and NHLPA to Announce Joint Education Initiative

On Tuesday, September 9, the National Hockey League (NHL®) together with the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) will announce a major North American digital education initiative.

Members of the media are invited to attend this launch event at Science Park High School in Newark, New Jersey. NHL and NHLPA representatives will be in attendance along with nine current NHL players and members of the U.S. Women’s Olympic team.

WHAT:  NHL & NHLPA Future Goals™ Program Launch

WHEN: Tuesday, September 9   9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

WHERE:  Science Park High School 260 Norfolk St. Newark, NJ 07103

WHO: Representatives of the NHL, NHLPA and EverFi executive team will be available for interviews following the conclusion of the program:

  • National Hockey League Executives
  • NHLPA Executives Mathieu Schneider and Alex Dagg
  • Science Park High School Principal Christine Taylor
  • Tom Davidson, Co-Founder and CEO, EverFi
  • Jon Chapman, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, EverFi

A number of marquee NHL and Olympic players will also be in attendance, including:

  • Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier
  • Florida Panthers forward Nick Bjugstad
  • Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler
  • Buffalo Sabres forward Brian Gionta
  • New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene
  • Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall
  • Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds
  • Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban
  • New York Islanders forward John Tavares
  • U.S. Olympic forward Julie Chu
  • U.S. Olympic forward Meghan Duggan

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Wow.. look at that hair…

Anyway, he hit the nail on the head, mental aspect of being a goalie is the hardest part for him. I think Jimmy really struggled with this last season, I hope he matures and can bring his A game for Detroit this season, and when the going gets tough… well whatever, no clich├ęs, just play hockey Howard! Stay mentally tough.

Posted by Pasha1277 on 09/09/14 at 07:27 AM ET

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Did the Prince just say the real Kings got lucky?!? I think he hit his head hard when he went down face first while giving up the cup winning goal. He was sprawled out on the ice for a while there, so it’s the only conclusion that make sense. wink

Posted by pautna on 09/09/14 at 10:54 AM ET

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