Main as much as Friday’s ceremony by which the Rangers will retire Henrik Lundqvist’s No. 30 on the Backyard, The Submit is looking at the King’s five best moments throughout his 15-year profession on Broadway. Parsing by means of Lundqvist’s 887 regular-season video games, franchise-record 459 wins and 130 playoff video games, right here’s a flashback at a few of Lundqvist’s greatest and finest video games as a Ranger:
3. Outdueling Carey Worth
Date: April 12, 2017
Rating: Rangers 2, Canadiens 0
Particulars: A lot of the discuss main as much as the first-round playoff collection centered across the closely favored Canadiens’ Carey Worth, largely writing off Lundqvist within the duel between goalies. Lundqvist had extra pedestrian regular-season numbers than Worth that yr, however he introduced his classic sport for the opener in Montreal, tallying 31 saves for the shutout. It put the Rangers on robust footing to start the collection, and regardless of dropping the subsequent two video games, they went on to beat Habs in six to drag off the upset — the eleventh and last playoff collection win of Lundqvist’s profession.
Hank mentioned: “We’ve to show ourselves, and I’ve to show myself each trip. You already know the significance [of a playoff game]. The urgency goes up and the desperation goes up. I’ve had butterflies for 2 days. I’ve been serious about this virtually each hour for the previous week. You’re anxious and nervous and excited on the identical time.”
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