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Rangers’ Lundqvist: ‘This is a big win for us’

Jan 9, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT

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The New York Rangers earned two points on the road against the defending Stanley Cup champions. No easy task.

The Rangers had the Chicago Blackhawks their third loss to begin the New Year with a 3-2 victory Wednesday evening. New York’s goalie Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves in what could be called one of his best games of the season.

The Rangers, after all their struggles at the beginning of the season, have found themselves of late, with six wins in their last 10 games. They have also moved into third in the Metropolitan Division, with 22 wins and 47 points, only three back of the surging Philadelphia Flyers.

But beat the Blackhawks, well, it came with a good feeling afterward.

“Playing one of the best teams, this is a big win for us … we got rewarded in the end with a big goal,” said Lundqvist, as per the team’s Twitter account.

“It took a great effort by everyone to get this win..The key was grabbing the momentum back after they tied the game,” added Ryan Callahan.

  1. villi5ed - Jan 9, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    All well and good. But also all for naught if they come out Friday night at home against Dallas and
    revert to the passionless, error-filled game they’ve been treating the fans at MSG to since opening



    Let’s go Rangers……….

    • blomfeld - Jan 9, 2014 at 12:13 AM

      and line AV up against a wall while you’re at it …

    • nebbah306 - Jan 9, 2014 at 9:45 AM

      I still dont understand how Sather has a job. Dolan, you cant keep a guy around still because of his success with a team that had Gretzky, Messier, Anderson, Lowe, etc

  2. blomfeld - Jan 9, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    “this is a big win for us” …

    Ja, det är naturligtvis min vän ! :)

    *** Updated Top NHL Goalie standings from Le Figaro Sports ***

    1) Jonathan Quick
    2) Martin Jones
    3) Henrik Lundqvist
    4) Ryan Miller
    5) Carey Price

    28) Fabio “I can’t believe it’s butter”
    29) Alexander Ovechkin
    30) Corey Crawford

    Heja Sverige !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    • jhaegs - Jan 9, 2014 at 12:20 AM

      Martin Jones is an AHL goalie…

      • blomfeld - Jan 9, 2014 at 12:44 AM

        and you’re a protozoa amoeba …

      • jhaegs - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:42 AM

        I’m just stating the obvious

    • cofran2004 - Jan 9, 2014 at 7:07 AM

      I have to say one thing… you’re good for a laugh every now and again bloomy.

    • comeonnowguys - Jan 9, 2014 at 9:20 AM

      Stanley Cup wins:
      Quick: 1
      Crawford 1

      Head to head in the playoffs:
      Crawford: 4
      Quick: 1 (and got chased)

  3. 950003cups - Jan 9, 2014 at 1:21 AM

    That was a good game. Too bad my team is allergic scoring goals. I’m already hitting the MLB updates and it’s not even pitchers/catchers time.

    • jhaegs - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:46 AM

      Who’s the 3rd string goalie? Crawford is their #1, genius…

      • jhaegs - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:47 AM

        Wrong reply…

        But the Hawks have the most goals per game in the league…

      • nebbah306 - Jan 9, 2014 at 9:47 AM

        He’s a Devils troll

  4. titansrbeast - Jan 9, 2014 at 3:07 AM

    Lundqvist sayd “This is a big win for us” no it’s not no wins matter winning is nothing it does not matter. Just leave the league no1 wownts to see you any mower!

    • cofran2004 - Jan 9, 2014 at 7:08 AM

      I knowses! End eye sayd dat da winnsing its not emportent et al. ets tot’alsy nkot wye dey plaes da gaems.

      • titansrbeast - Jan 9, 2014 at 3:49 PM


        BE DA TROOF.

    • jhaegs - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:43 AM

      Did the Lundqvist died?

      • slysipops - Jan 9, 2014 at 7:31 PM

        DIED ????

  5. multiplemiggs - Jan 9, 2014 at 5:49 AM

    Who cares the Islanders dominated them the other night. The Islanders are back to own their peasant little sisters in the Stadium Series as well

  6. multiplemiggs - Jan 9, 2014 at 5:51 AM

    Congrats. You beat them with their 3rd string goalie.

    • jhaegs - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:48 AM

      Who’s the 3rd string goalie? Crawford is their #1, genius…

    • stepanup - Jan 9, 2014 at 9:21 AM

      It’s ridiculously annoying when fans of arguably the best team are sore losers over one single loss.

    • nebbah306 - Jan 9, 2014 at 9:51 AM

      The third stringer who’s played 30 games and is 17-7-5? Riiiight

    • cofran2004 - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:04 PM

      0 for 20. Sheesh… looks like you swung and missed there, bro. It’s okay, it happens to all of us once. Not usually twice in the same thread, but… ya know… there there.

  7. stepanup - Jan 9, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Confidence is so important on hockey, and hopefully this game gets Hank on track for the rest of the year. Nash and Stepan have also been looking better. Those three players need to drive this team now.

  8. cofran2004 - Jan 9, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Yeah, they definitely need those two to get going, but how ’bout Zuccarello? The lil guy is a beast. I like how cally has played since he came back too. And That Kreider is developing nicely. And where has this version of Benoit Pouliot been, well… his entire career? And that the team kept up with (for the most part) and beat a fantastically good Chicago team can only be taken as a good sign.

    Now… blowing a two goal lead in the second period is closer to normal, but hey… to ask this team to be consistent would be like asking water to stop being wet. Hopefully they can keep this up, though. It’s nice to get surprise wins like this.

    • stepanup - Jan 9, 2014 at 10:43 AM

      There’s no question that there are players who are trending upwards on an individual level now, and that should help this team. With how bad players on this team have been so far, it’s a miracle we’re in third in the Metro. If Brassard could finish Zucc could have 4 more points this week.

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