Stanley Cup Playoffs 2012: Why NY Rangers Goalie Henrik Lundqvist Has Stepped Up

May 4th, 2012 by Jeff Laniado Leave a reply »

It is only a matter of time before the night comes when Lundqvist’s number-30 is raised to the Madison Square Garden rafters, to eternally hang with the Rangers legends of the past.

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist continues to dazzle the hockey world and win the hearts of Rangers fans. The Swedish-netminder has been the heart and soul of this Rangers squad for years now but his stellar performance this postseason is only cementing his Hall of Fame resume.

At only 30 years of age, King Henry has already attained numerous individual accolades including setting the record for most consecutive 30-win seasons with seven.

There’s no doubt that Hank ranks among the league’s elite goalies, but until this spring Lundqvist was criticized for his lack of success in the postseason. He entered the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a mediocre 15-20 record in the playoffs while never advancing beyond the conference

However, Lundqvist has put those concerns to rest by allowing only 17 goals through the team’s first ten games (1.55 GAA), while stopping over 94% of opponents’ shots.


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