Lundqvist stopped 27 of 28 shots in Saturday's series-clinching win over the Canadiens. Lundvist made several remarkable stops on the night, including a great late toe save on Tomas Plekanec in the third period. The King outdueled Vezina Trophy nominee Carey Price in the series, posting a .947 save percentage and allowing two or fewer goals in three straight victories. The veteran is now moving onto the second round, where the Rangers will face the winners of the Bruins-Senators series. Time is ticking down for Lundqvist, but with the way he's playing, the 35-year-old has a great chance at finally capturing that Stanley Cup.
Lundqvist is on track to assume the home net Saturday night against the Canadiens based on Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post's report that there doesn't appear to be any lineup changes based on morning skate, One of the best facets of fantasy playoff hockey is that the starting goalie confirmations are pretty cut and dry. Simply put, Lundqvist is the No. 1 goalie for New York, so he'll naturally be the starter with a chance to help his team advance to the conference semifinals in this next one. The King is operating with career-best postseason peripherals, including a .944 save percentage and 1.83 GAA.
Lundqvist stopped 34 of 36 shots in Thursday's Game 5 overtime win at Montreal. It took more than 74 minutes of grueling hockey, but Lundqvist and the Rangers gutted this one out. The 35-year-old Swede has put up a .944 save percentage in this series, making 168 saves on 178 shots. King Henrik knows he isn't getting any younger, so expect him to leave it all out on the ice in these playoffs as he tries to win his first Stanley Cup. The next step in that endeavor will be a chance to close things out in Game 6 on Saturday.
Lundqvist will match up against Carey Price for Thursday night's Game 5 in Montreal. Lundqvist faced his lowest number of shots thus far in the playoffs Tuesday, when he allowed just one goal on 24 shots, so it's nice to see the Rangers' defense start to step up after they were leaky in the series' first two contests. King Henrik allowed five goals on 22 shots in a disastrous outing in Montreal on Jan. 14, so we suppose there's some potential risk in starting him in a season that's had its ups and downs.
Lundqvist stopped 23 of 24 shots in Tuesday's Game 4 against Montreal, securing a 2-1 win. The Rangers had a six-game home losing streak going in the postseason, but they came out with an impressive defensive effort in this one and got just enough offense past Carey Price to even the series at 2-2. Lundqvist can thank the post that Shea Weber hit late in the third period for a bit of extra help, but hey, sometimes it takes a little luck to win in the playoffs. The series will return to Montreal for Game 5 on Thursday, and Lundqvist has done his best work on the road this year -- he posted a 2.46 GAA and .920 save mark away from Madison Square Garden during the regular season.
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