May 15, 2012, 12:21 AM EDT
The New Jersey Devils actually looked like (at least) the slightly better team through 40 minutes of Game 1 until the New York Rangers turned things around to win the contest (and third period) 3-0. If there was a general consensus, it was that Henrik Lundqvist was probably the difference.
“Lundqvist did a great job in the first two periods,” Salvador said. “He kept them in.”
Martin Brodeur had a more amusing take on King Henrik’s game.
“From my view I saw him for about 10 minutes because there were so many Rangers players in front of him,” Brodeur said.
“You have to step up when the team needs you, not just when you feel good,” Lundqvist said.
The Devils, Rangers and experts raved about Hank’s work. For further analysis, check out what Keith Jones and Mike Milbury had to say about it.This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!
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