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

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Jan 23, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save on a breakaway by Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports /

3. Save on Jeff Carter Against Kings

The New York Rangers and the Kings have formed a rivalry since 2014, no doubt about it. In games like these, where it’s late in January, and the points are starting to become more important, hockey tends to start upping its intensity. That’s exactly what happened in this game.

It was a back-and-forth type of hockey game for a while, but Lundqvist stepped up when he needed to. That, of course, is one of his best attributes as a goaltender if not his greatest quality.

At 8:30 of the first period (0:45 in the video), he flashed the left pad on Carter to make a spectacular save. The puck was shot from the middle and rebounded to the side where Cater tried to stuff it in, but Lundqvist said no.

This save helped spring the Rangers awake in this game, and it showed off his focused mentality. His mindset is what wins him hockey games a lot of time, and this save showed it.