Seriously, is there anything Henrik Lundqvist can't do? This guy has single handedly kept the Rangers in this series. The Blueshirts have scored just 11 goals in the first six games. 11! And because of the Swedish netminders heroics there will be a Game 7.
Here's some of his handy work from the closing minutes of Game 6 including his final second pad save on John Carlson…
Here's John Tortorella on his goaltender (via NHL.com)…
"The ultimate goal for Hank, in his mind, is to win the Stanley Cup. But you need to go through these types of situations to get there obviously. So I thought he stood in there last year for us and he certainly came up big [Sunday]."
The Capitals Karl Azner added…
"Obviously, one of the best goalies in the League. We're lucky we have some of the best scorers in the League and the best playmakers. I just hope that our guys are better than their guys."
…can you believe there have been fans during this series that have been critical of Lundqvist. Somehow blaming him for not being good enough! The guy has a sub 2.00 gaa and a .930+ save %. What the hell else do you want?
…sure his overtime record in the playoffs is terrible, but ask yourself if that's his fault of that of his teammates, who sometimes seem like they're trying not to score.
…as has been the case since he's entered the league, the Rangers will only go as far as Lundqvist will take them and you can bet that my money is on Lundqvist to take them to the next round tonight.