Skip to content

Video: Lundqvist channels Hasek with spinning save

May 29, 2014, 9:45 PM EDT

Compared to the Game 5 chaos of both conference finals, Game 6 of the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers has been decidedly normal. Thankfully, “normal” isn’t code for “boring.”

The Habs haven’t tested Henrik Lundqvist all that often through two periods, yet sometimes those rare chances can sometimes be an even bigger challenge. Alertness didn’t seem to be a problem for Lundqvist on this sprawling save, however:

Martin Biron has plenty of experience watching both Lundqvist and Dominik Hasek, so this comparison is even more fun:

The Rangers carry a 1-0 lead into the third period with the Habs facing a 20-minute stretch in which they must score at least one goal to keep their season going. Will Lundqvist be able to hold strong?

  1. lowenni - May 29, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    eh, this lundqvist guy isn’t half bad i guess

  2. jcmeyer10 - May 29, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    Hammerin’ Hank is a beast but I have to give major credit to Tokarski even as a Bruins fan. Kid steps up in a major way.

    • puckthehabs - May 29, 2014 at 10:26 PM

      Agree. I think they would have been done already if Price was still playing.

      • jcmeyer10 - May 29, 2014 at 10:32 PM

        I don’t know about that but the difference has been close to negligible. I was expecting what happened with the Lightning.

  3. imleftcoast - May 29, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    Could be the save of the game

    • lostpuppysyndrome - May 29, 2014 at 10:41 PM

      It was.

    • jackrabbit56 - May 29, 2014 at 10:53 PM

      That save he made with his helmet, poking the puck up with his head was pretty impressive looking.

      • imleftcoast - May 30, 2014 at 1:05 PM

        They should reserve ‘he’s a battler’ comment for saves like that. That was something else.

        I’m not a Rangers fan after the rigged ’94 Cup, but happy to see Lundqvist, St. Louis and Moore make it to the Finals.

  4. imleftcoast - May 29, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    Credit to Rangers – very solid game. The best coach won.

    • 19to77 - May 29, 2014 at 11:04 PM

      When your opponent is a squalling manchild, the bar’s not exactly set high. Still, credit to AV for twisting the knife already firmly buried in Mike Gillis’ gut. The only way this could get any worse for the Canucks organization is if Vigneault and the Rangers actually win it all.

      • imleftcoast - May 30, 2014 at 1:08 PM

        Gillis looks like an idiot. We traded AV for Torts, and because no one trusted him, he couldn’t make a deal for Kesler when Montreal, Pitts, Philly needed a second line shutdown center to advance. Glad he’s fired.

  5. 7mantel - May 29, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    not only did the nyr’s win they shut them out

  6. papajack1259 - May 29, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    Congrats NY well played farewell Floppers I can not say Henrik was the star they played a tight tight checking period in the 3rd and Henrik (sorry) had a wee bit of lady luck on his side and my friend Subban turned at least two over leading to scoring chances It should make for a enjoyable Stanley Cup

  7. ajg314 - May 29, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    Very proud of the Rangers tonight. It took 20 years, but we’re finally back in the Stanley Cup Finals. Great bounce-back game for Henrik! And a great checking, defensive effort from the whole team. Let’s Go Rangers!!

  8. djshnooks - May 30, 2014 at 12:40 PM

    Let me know when Lundqvist’s trophy shelf is half as big as Doninik’s. Then maybe we can talk. But he also sure ain’t no first ballot Hall of Famer like Dominik Hasek is.

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. P. Kessel (1738)
  2. P. Kane (1285)
  3. P. Datsyuk (1137)
  4. S. Matthias (1099)
  5. M. Giordano (1000)