Monday, October 25, 2010

Lundqvist Beats Brodeur (Again)

There was a time when all Marty Brodeur had to do to beat the Rangers was show up. He would make his 10-12 saves, skate off to the press room and proclaim loudly for all to hear, how great it was to beat the Rangers. He hated the Rangers. Well a funny thing happened on the way to all those great wins. A kid from Sweden, Henrik Lundqvist, showed up and Marty's life changed. In fact it became miserable.

Last night The Prince (to me he will always be The Prince) stymied Marty and the Devils again. Lundqvist made 27 saves. In the third period he stopped 11 of 12 shots and bailed out his teammates who were predictively tired after two gruelling periods and last nights win over the Bruins. But this is what Lundqvist does. He doesn't ride waves or cash in on his teams achievements. He leads them. By example and by his determination. He not only is a great goalie, he is a great leader. We maybe seeing, before our eyes, the development of the greatest goalie in Ranger history. Sorry Eddie Giacomin. Sorry Chuck Rayner.

Last nights win gave Lundqvist a 17-4-5 record against future Hall of Famer, Martin Brodeur. Amazing. It also gave the revitalized Rangers a three game winning streak. Rozsival, (2) and Callahan, (1) and Dubinsky, (4) an empty netter were the goal scorers. But Lundqvist was the story and always will be the story when he goes up against Brodeur. Sorry Marty, but it is payback time.

Long live the Swedish Prince.


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  • Dan Stryker said...

    In the old NHL, Lundqvist would be wearing the C on his sweater!

  • mike said...

    Dan Stryker-A big upgrade of what we have now.

  • wes said...

    How many more years at this level does Henrik have to play to get his jersey up in the rafters?

  • mike said...

    wes-At least 8-10 years.