Mar 4, 2010, 11:40 PM EDT
What would the New York Rangers look like without Henrik Lundqvist?
If you merely looked at the final score (Penguins 5, Rangers 4) you would think that the Rangers made it to overtime despite Lundqvist. However, as is often the case, the stats don’t tell the whole story.
OK, maybe they do: Lundqvist made a career-high 50 saves to keep the Rangers in the game while Marc-Andre Fleury was only slightly busier than he was in Vancouver (pulled after allowing 4 goals on only 12 shots). In fact, three of the five Penguins goals went off one of Lundqvist’s teammates. Talk about literally overcoming your teammates.
Despite the great performance, Lundqvist was naturally upset about the loss.
“It felt good,” Lundqvist said of his save total, “but I don’t feel good letting in five goals.” (source: AP)
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