New York Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist’s top five saves of 2016-17

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Dec 15, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) stops a shot by Dallas Stars right wing Patrick Eaves (18) during the second period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

4.) Save on Jamie Benn Against Stars

This game in general was one of Lundqvist’s best of the season. This is because after having Antti Raanta start the past few games in net for the team, Lundqvist was finally put back in action. However, that wasn’t the only reason his play was outstanding. Early into the period he was checked by Cody Eakin, who ended up getting suspended.

Lundqvist left the game for a few minutes before returning. In his absence, Antti Raanta helped shutout the Stars, as the goaltenders combined to help the Rangers win 2-0.

This save came at 8:42 of the second period (1:25 in the video). At the time, the game was still scoreless. The puck was shot off the post near Lundqvist’s skate and came back out for a rebound. Lundqvist flung himself to the side and came up with a spectacular save that went off his shoulder padding.

This save shows his agility and awareness of the puck. A shot like that one statistically goes in over half the time. The mere fact that he was able to detect where the puck was is incredible enough, and making that save definitely counts as one of his best of the season.