New York Rangers: Five reasons why the Rangers can win the series

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Dec 15, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) in action during the game against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Rangers shut out the Stars 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 15, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) in action during the game against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Rangers shut out the Stars 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

4.) Henrik Lundqvist Can Stop The Bleeding

Henrik Lundqvist has been lights out all postseason. He was stellar in Game 1, making 41 saves, and despite the six goals in Game 2, his postseason save percentage is still at .933. Clearly, the Rangers are not the best defensive team remaining in these playoffs, but with the way Lundqvist has appeared locked in, six goals against is not going to be a regularity.

The key is to make sure Lundqvist doesn’t have to play out of his mind every night, but it is comforting to know that your goaltender is very well capable of stealing games when you need him to, even at age 35. Lundqvist has stolen series for the Rangers before, and often, and he can still commit larceny again.