New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist carries a lot of enviable accolades. If it wasn’t already a safe thing to do, you can probably put “money goaltender” on that overflowing list.
Plenty of stats sprouted up before, during and after the Rangers’ 2-1 overtime win against the Washington Capitals, and just about any related to Lundqvist were highly complimentary. Quite a few were pretty mind-blowing, even.
Specifically, he’s been almost unbeatable in Game 7 situations. Look at the all-time giants he’s already tied with:
Being shoulder-to-shoulder with Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy is quite the feat. It’s not as if Lundqvist is just riding along with great support, either, as he’s been like a wall with everything on the line.
If Justin Williams is worried about Lundqvist grabbing the “Mr. Game 7” moniker from him, his amazing numbers extend to other elimination situations:
Wow, that’s something else, right? As an added bonus, Lundqvist even dominates in the “weird coincidences” category:
The 33-year-old also has an Olympic gold medal to his name, so more and more, it really feels like a Stanley Cup is about the only thing Lundqvist is lacking. Perhaps he’ll amend that over the next month-or-so, then?
Chances are, he won’t be easy to beat either way.