Rangers' Lundqvist continues dominant ways in elimination games
New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist brought a sterling record in elimination games into Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, and made history in the 2-1 victory while ensure his team plays at least one more game this season.
As per Sean Leahy of Puck Daddy, the Rangers are 11-2 in their last 13 eliminations games; Lundqvist has started every one of them, posting two shutouts and a .959 save-percentage. In 2014, his record is 5-0 in elimination games and has not allowed more than one goal in each of those games.
After the game, Lundqvist said the thought of seeing the Kings win in New York made him "sick," and he knows he needs to step up when his team is in a do-or-die situation.
“When everything is on the line, you just have to challenge yourself the right way, I guess, as a team and personally,” Lundqvist said. “You have to go out there and leave everything out there and be extremely focused. One mistake and the season is over. You're definitely aware of that.”
Ideally for Lundqvist, he'll have three more opportunities to improve his record in elimination games.