4.) Henrik Lundqvist is Still Henrik Lundqvist
There is an argument that Lundqvist, who is normally a stud in elimination games really isn’t the same as he once was after the team’s 4-2 loss. However, there were quite a few saves that he made that kept the Rangers alive, even in the Montreal series.
In game six, just before Derek Stepan sealed the victory with 17.3 seconds left with an empty-net goal, Lundqvist made a spectacular save to keep the game in his team’s favor. Game One of the second round featured a goal that wouldn’t have gone in 99% of the time. Luck was on the Senators’ side in that one.
As seen in the image above, Lundqvist puts everything he has out of the ice. The first and third goals were ones that we’re all sure Lundqvist would most likely like to have back. But this doesn’t take away from the fact that he is a world-class goaltender. If the defense was better, he would have been better. It’s as simple as that.