Thursday, January 13, 2011
King Henrik was a stunning beast in this game. If you don't have MSG or NHL Gamecenter Live online, get it and watch this game. Watch it again. It's that damn amazing.
King Henrik had the crowd chanting his name. There was a standing ovation and cheering when they cleared a power play with skill. There were horrible attacks on NY Rangers completely and utterly missed by the refs. It was a hard fought game and the Rangers played like Stanley Cup winners. Henrik was 1st star of the game and threw an autographed stick into the seats for about 20 people to fight to the death over it.
What an amazing game. Oh yeah, Henrik had his 30th career shutout.
Henrik Lundqvist on his 30th shutout… “30 is a good number. Hopefully I can keep it going a little bit longer. Every shutout is important. This was a good win to come back. It is so important to respond with two points. This helps us in the standings.”
Lundqvist made 31 saves against the league’s top offense to secure his sixth shutout of the season tonight. That is itself is a remarkable accomplishment, but when you take into consideration the quality saves that he made, his performance seems even more impressive. The Canucks were struggling to get shots through to the net, so by the third period they were throwing the puck on from all angles. This forced Hank to be quick down low and make a lot of those sneaky kick saves. Very difficult for him to pull off, but a joy for us fans to watch. I said in the pregame that King Henrik would have to play out of his mind for the Rangers to win this game. I think it’s safe to say he did just that.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 31 shots he faced to record his sixth shutout of the season and 30th of his career, and is now 19-13-3 overall with a 7-7-2 mark at home. He has registered a 12-5-2 record with a 1.70 goals against average, a .938 save percentage and four shutouts in his last 19 games. Lundqvist moved into a tie with John Ross Roach for third on the Rangers all-time regular season shutouts list (30), and is tied with Mike Richter for fourth on the Rangers all-time shutouts list (regular season and playoffs combined) with 33 career shutouts.