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

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Apr 22, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save on a shot by Montreal Canadiens left wing Artturi Lehkonen (62) during the third period in game six of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports /

1.) Save on Tomas Plekanec in Game Six Against Montreal

To that point, it was the scariest moment in the Rangers’ season. Up 2-1 with under two minutes to go in a close-out game at the Garden, which the Rangers were 7-2 in their previous nine coming into that night, they had to maintain the lead.

A minute and forty seven seconds. That’s how fast a game can change. With exactly 1:47 left in regulation time, Lundqvist made his best save of the season. It’s all about getting the saves at the right times, and he couldn’t have executed that any better. Check out 3:43 in the video to relive the heart-stopping save.

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The puck came out in front to Plekanec, who had no defenseman on him, and he tried to jam it past Lundqvist, but he stuck out the pad to deny the Canadiens a tie game. With 17.8 seconds to go in the game, Derek Stepan scored an empty-netter to seal the victory and move on to round two. However, the team couldn’t have survived without the above and beyond play of Lundqvist.