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Beacon 05-13-2014 09:24 PM

Lundqvist Sucks In Big Games
 
Clearly Lundqvist is not a big game goalie. His GAA these playoffs is under 1.79 and just a little over 2.00 in his career. For the second time in 3 years, he's taken the team to the ECF, largely on the strength of his effort.

Game 7 in particular was a beast of an effort. He willed his way to a Rangers victory. But the 3 games in a row was a show of what a Hall of Famer he is. If a forward had done his job to such a degree for 3 games in a row as the team was facing elimination, books would've been written about his leadership. Think of Messier doing his thing in 1994 Game 6. Lundqvist's 3 game effort, while less flashy, is at least as impressive.

Everyone who says Lundqvist is not a big time goalie needs to go into drug rehab for abusing crack.

eco's bones 05-13-2014 09:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beacon (Post 85081879)
Clearly Lundqvist is not a big game goalie. His GAA these playoffs is under 1.79 and just a little over 2.00 in his career. For the second time in 3 years, he's taken the team to the ECF, largely on the strength of his effort.

Game 7 in particular was a beast of an effort. He willed his way to a Rangers victory. But the 3 games in a row was a show of what a Hall of Famer he is. If a forward had done his job to such a degree for 3 games in a row as the team was facing elimination, books would've been written about his leadership. Think of Messier doing his thing in 1994 Game 6. Lundqvist's 3 game effort, while less flashy, is at least as impressive.

Everyone who says Lundqvist is not a big time goalie needs to go into drug rehab for abusing crack.

Agreed.

StaalWars 05-13-2014 09:28 PM

Richter would have gotten a shutout though.

Kovacic 05-13-2014 09:32 PM

Like I said, the majority of Lundqvist detractors are on this board itself.

it's a joke.

Seven C0stanza 05-13-2014 09:33 PM

It's always hank this and MSL that... We all know the only reason we won was because this beast wasn't on the ice. http://snyrangers.files.wordpress.co...ylor-pyatt.png

Tawnos 05-13-2014 09:34 PM

I'm a huge Lundqvist fan, but I will say this.

He's never been truly HOT in the playoffs before. It's not a knock on him. More about timing than ability.

I feel like he is right now though.

FromTheSide 05-13-2014 09:37 PM

Talbot is the real mastermind. He has an ear piece in lundqvist's helmet and tells him where to move.

:sarcasm:

OverTheCap 05-13-2014 09:38 PM

It's just ridiculous how earlier in the playoffs some posters criticized him for lacking focus and losing his competitive desire. What BS. I don't think there's anyone on this team who wants to win more than Hank, he takes every loss to heart, and he is consistently lauded for his work ethic. Well-deserved series win for him, MVP for sure.

ImIdaho 05-13-2014 09:41 PM

This guy has been our one true constant since the lockout in '05. I'm surprised he isn't a hunchback after carrying this team for a quite a few seasons.

BearishRiggs 05-13-2014 09:44 PM

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Originally Posted by joec72894 (Post 85082893)
It's always hank this and MSL that... We all know the only reason we won was because this beast wasn't on the ice.

Yeah, it's obvious we won because our guys can't get distracted by those eyes anymore. Although Girardi could still be an issue.

Jabroni 05-13-2014 10:17 PM

One of, if not his single best playoff game in his career thus far.

That 4 save frenzy in the 3rd was nuts.

GordonGecko 05-13-2014 10:21 PM

Hank is so good he cooked 2 gourmet meals in between periods while stonewalling the Penguins in game 7


TheDirtyH 05-13-2014 10:24 PM

But cups....:sarcasm:

BlueshirtBlitz 05-13-2014 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Jabroni (Post 85086533)
One of, if not his single best playoff game in his career thus far.

That 4 save frenzy in the 3rd was nuts.

IMO, the greatest 15-20~ second stretch in Hanks career. To deal with all the people in the crease to get the body on Letang's shot, to have the wherewithal to track it and push away the rebound, and THEN to react to the deflection off the ****ing stick? Legendary.

Dude was locked in tonight. If Hank plays like this for the rest of the PO's, the gap between us and Boston is much lower.

ImIdaho 05-13-2014 10:33 PM

The Hockey Gods! ‏@HockeyGods 2h

Lundqvist post game interview


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bnj23f0IgAEjqed.jpg

GAGLine 05-13-2014 10:33 PM

The once and future king.

Giacomin 05-13-2014 10:45 PM

That goal he let him against Ackeson from Philly was soft. Giacomin would have stopped it!
Hey there is only one King and he plays for the Rangers.

2Leetch_94 05-13-2014 11:44 PM

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...1oo1_400-1.gif

BlaqICE 05-13-2014 11:51 PM

5 and 1 in game 7's with a 1.00 GAA and 0.965 Save percentage. Yeah, he's a big game goalie.

nyr2k2 05-14-2014 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by BlaqICE (Post 85093361)
5 and 1 in game 7's with a 1.00 GAA and 0.965 Save percentage. Yeah, he's a big game goalie.

First goalie to win 5 consecutive Game Sevens.

Miamipuck 05-14-2014 09:28 AM

Instead of making a thread mocking the three gerbils that think Hank is not a big game goalie, why don't you pm them while they're on their exercise wheel. When they get tired of circling, they'll respond.

Edit: nah their probably under shredded newspaper.

silverfish 05-14-2014 09:55 AM

The absence of some posters since game four is truly shocking :sarcasm:

This guy has been everything for the franchise. The numbers he's putting up, not only in game 7s, but in this entire playoff run, are nothing short of fantastic.

Loved that he put all the compliments on the team not only in his interview with Pierre after the game (while Pierre was fighting back tears), but also in the locker room when he earned the broadway hat.

Swept In Seven 05-14-2014 10:00 AM

Lundqvist ain't a big game goalie until he wins the cup! :sarcasm:

Some people are never satisfied

arunnair87 05-14-2014 10:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Primetime Powerplay (Post 85105315)
Lundqvist ain't a big game goalie until he wins the cup! :sarcasm:

Some people are never satisfied

If only he could score goals too :(

Barbara Underhill 05-14-2014 10:40 AM

But he tells at his defensemen and the refs...


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