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Lundqvist has been a beast in Game 7s

Apr 30, 2014, 11:33 PM EDT

Henrik Lundqvist AP

Some people will belittle Henrik Lundqvist‘s accomplishments until or unless he wins the Stanley Cup, but if the question is whether or not he can play in pressure situations, he answered it once again tonight.

The 32-year-old goaltender turned aside 24 of 25 shots in the Rangers’ 2-1 win over Philadelphia in Game 7.

“(Lundqvist) was real solid. We had a couple breakdowns around our net and he made some big saves,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said, per Blueshirts United.

That’s nothing out of the ordinary for Lundqvist though.

He has a 4-1 record and 1.00 GAA in five career Game 7s, according to NHL.com’s Adam Kimelman.

Among goaltenders that have played in at least three Game 7s, his GAA is tied for first place alongside Johnny Bower and Dwayne Roloson.

Before the playoffs began, Lundqvist questioned the validity of judging a player’s legacy based on whether or not he’s won a championship given that winning the Stanley Cup isn’t an individual accomplishment. That being said, he’s still motivated to win that elusive first Cup and after tonight’s performance, he’s still in the 2014 race.

  1. stoogy - May 1, 2014 at 12:44 AM

    Pens are going to make him look silly. 5 games at most. A real hockey team will show the cryers how to take care of the rags.

    • billiam55 - May 1, 2014 at 8:50 AM

      well id be more worried about fleury looking silly. i mean he looked silly the entire CBJ series.

  2. nashernation - May 1, 2014 at 1:11 AM

    The King came up big tonight and Car bomb played a big part in the victory. The Pens are going to have their hands full with this team.

  3. mrd5c - May 1, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    Fleury has been a head case, and you’re going to question Lundqvist’s skills? Penguins have been average at best the second half of the season.

  4. fivetozeroingame7 - May 1, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    almost as clutch as Alex Ovechkin

  5. theageofquarrel - May 1, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Lundqvist ain’t no “King”,This is a KING:

    • DED - May 1, 2014 at 10:07 AM

      You’re referencing King Diamond? What are you the metal version of blomfeld? Now he’s gonna show up with an Elvis video.

  6. kastout11 - May 1, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Even though I am a Flyers fan, and not the best time to admit this, but I actually like Lundqvist. He makes the big saves and his team forechecked the hell out of the Flyers. The Penguins will not be able to handle the Rangers forechecking and cycling the puck. Pittsburgh is just not physical enough to win the series, and Fluery is just not a clutch goaltender.

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