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Video: Chaos ensues after Rangers pull Lundqvist (Update)

May 27, 2014, 9:36 PM EDT

After Game 4, Henrik Lundqvist eyed the possibility of finally making the Stanley Cup Final, which would erase one of the last remaining things that made him seem less than superhuman. The Montreal Canadiens did a great job of making him look fallible in Game 5, however.

New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault decided to give Lundqvist the hook close to halfway through the game after he allowed four goals on 18 shots.

A good chunk of those goals are ones you wouldn’t expect the all-world goalie to allow. Feel free to judge the quartet for yourself:

Update: The Rangers were down 4-1 when Lundqvist was pulled … and then things got pretty wild. New York managed to tie the game up in little time, yet Montreal enters the third period with a 5-4 lead.

(You know things get weird when Lundqvist gets buried by pundits and then people scream for his return during the same period.)

Here are those goals for your jaw-dropping entertainment:

Nash makes it 4-2 right after Lundqvist gets pulled:

Derek Stepan scored another goal to make it 4-3:

A rare embellishment call on Tomas Plekanec that didn’t draw a corresponding penalty for the Rangers opened the door for this power-play tally, which briefly tied the game at 4-4:

Rene Bourque regained the Habs’ lead with this 5-4 tally:

Will there be even more goals in the third period? We’ll see.

  1. elmerbrownelmerbrown - May 27, 2014 at 9:39 PM

    Well its 4-4 they better put him back in ?

    • elmerbrownelmerbrown - May 27, 2014 at 9:42 PM

      Its 5-4 HABS they still better put him back in !

      • joey4id - May 27, 2014 at 9:53 PM

        Guy wouldn’t have stopped a beach ball. Why put him back in?

      • elmerbrownelmerbrown - May 27, 2014 at 10:00 PM

        Nice fake ring

      • joey4id - May 27, 2014 at 10:01 PM

        Maybe. Or maybe not. 😉

      • elmerbrownelmerbrown - May 27, 2014 at 10:08 PM

        More like def

      • stakex - May 27, 2014 at 10:00 PM

        No doubt he wasn’t playing good joey, but the Rangers are right back in this game now. Talbot might be a solid goalie in his own right, but he hasn’t seen game action in a long time…. not sure you want to rely on him in the 3rd.

  2. bucrightoff - May 27, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Is it 2014 or 1984?

    • elmerbrownelmerbrown - May 27, 2014 at 9:48 PM

      Sorry to say 2014 you know why ,,,,,,,,, EMBELLISHMENT !

  3. stakex - May 27, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    I don’t think anyone saw this kind of game coming…..

    • puckthehabs - May 27, 2014 at 9:51 PM

      No kidding. An embellishment on Montreal to boot.

  4. 7mantel - May 27, 2014 at 9:50 PM


    • joey4id - May 27, 2014 at 9:56 PM

      Yeah! He did go down easy. I’m glad they caught Plekanec snapping his head back. Did you see Domenic Moore’s dive in the first? Seems the Rangers are taking a page out of Montreal’s play book?

      • jeff2000m - May 27, 2014 at 10:00 PM

        R u kidding me? Don’t even dare compare rangers (or any other team for that matter) to the canadiens style of play….how can u be a fan of the team and/or sport and have any respect for them? That’s why they are so hated

      • joey4id - May 27, 2014 at 10:02 PM

        ahem! I’m not a Habs fan. Are you a Rangers fan? :-)

      • 7mantel - May 27, 2014 at 10:05 PM

        No penalty was called against the Habs !

      • joey4id - May 27, 2014 at 10:07 PM

        I know. Moore is not has good as Subban I guess. :-)

  5. jeff2000m - May 27, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    Canadiens are an embarrassment to this great league! It’s sad what they are doing to this sport! They are the “reality show” of the NHL….. PATHETHIC!!!!

    • joey4id - May 27, 2014 at 9:57 PM

      Oh! Relax! Don’t be a drama queen.

      • jeff2000m - May 27, 2014 at 10:01 PM

        You’re a pansy!

      • jeff2000m - May 27, 2014 at 10:09 PM

        You must be a pens fan! Now I get it…I’m a kings fan by the way, not a ranger fan. We are salivating at the chance to play the Habs but unfortunately it’s not going to happen

      • joey4id - May 27, 2014 at 10:10 PM

        Either way the Kings will be the next SC champs. Go Kings! Not a Pens fan either.

    • avscup - May 28, 2014 at 8:33 AM

      Blinders on? You must be a rags fan. And you and your team are not an embarrassment? The Rags are just as dirty and just as much of an embarrassment. The rest of us impartial viewers can see that easily enough.

  6. justinpecora50 - May 27, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    I thought Subban’s dive was great, but Plekanic ..10’s across the board

  7. bleedrangerblue - May 27, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Look this is sad. Thank god I’m a Ranger fan. Montreal is pathetic. Fake everything. It’s sad. I would be embarrassed being a Canadian.

    • 19to77 - May 27, 2014 at 10:13 PM

      Canadien*. Kindly don’t drag the whole nation down with their classless ship.

    • charlie24zz - May 27, 2014 at 10:55 PM

      You two have some issues

  8. idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 27, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    When all the King’s men let actual shots on goal … we see Cam Talbot.

    Inflated stats, indeed.

  9. blomfeld - May 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM


    Holy ‘S’ man ! I haven’t seen so many videos since my last visit to Block Buster back in the late 90’s ! Just kidding James :) This is by far the ‘coolest’ and most fun website on the entire internets and I love you guys man ! … good times ! :)

    Anyway, while I don’t have a horse in this ‘east coast’ race as such, I am nonetheless inclined to root for Les Habitants. You see, it was some 21 years ago that Montreal broke our LA hearts by using ‘furtive’ means to derail our enterprise (ie: the calling out of McSorely for an illegal stick at a pivotal point in the series). Well we ‘true’ Kings fans have never forgotten that ‘ungentlemanly-like’ injustice or the ‘pain’ which we suffered thereafter. And therefore nothing would make me happier now, than for us to be afforded with the opportunity to exact revenge on these people in-order to ‘put things right’ … you know, like folk down ‘south’ might say :)


    Comrade Blomfeld on behalf of LA Kings Nation

    • joey4id - May 28, 2014 at 8:48 AM

      blomfeld, you know all the guilty parties from 93 are no longer with the organization. Surely the kid from Rosemount must still have a bit of love left in his heart for Le Club de Hockey Les Canadiens de Montreal.

      Harvey, Richard (x2), Beliveau, Boom Boom, Blake, Lafleur, Dryden etc… 24 Stanely Cups. Pas si mal.

      • blomfeld - May 28, 2014 at 10:39 AM

        I do friend, with Jean Beliveau being my favorite ! :) Anyway, we had some scum ourselves back then in the form of owner Bruce McNall, human fraudster and convicted criminal. Even the car which he presented to Gretzky for breaking Howe’s all time goal record was later repossessed !

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