CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

Rangers

‘Nervous’ Rangers Goalie Lundqvist Drops F-Bomb During Vezina Speech

(credit: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

(credit: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

Rangers Central
Shop for Rangers Gear
Buy Rangers Tickets

NHL Scoreboard
NHL Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

NEW YORK SPORTS HEADLINES

Get our weekday morning briefs direct from the WFAN newsroom
Sign Up

NEW YORK (WFAN) – Oh, bleep! Henrik Lundqvist, you’re the Vezina Trophy winner!

Lundqvist was so excited to be named the NHL’s top goalie, he inadvertently dropped the F-bomb live on television during the league’s awards ceremony Wednesday night.

The Rangers star uttered the expletive under his breath — but right into the microphone — during his acceptance speech, resulting in some hoots, hollers and a hearty applause from the surprised crowd.

“Oh, —-,” said Lundqvist, who immediately recognized his mistake. “Sorry, I’m nervous! But it feels good!”

Watch the safe-for-work version:



It may have slipped by the censors, but teammate Michael Del Zotto didn’t miss a beat.

“Channeling your inner torts with the F bomb. #classic. #therightway,” Del Zotto tweeted to Lundqvist, referencing fiery Rangers coach John Tortorella.

It was Lundqvist’s first Vezina victory in his fourth career nomination. The seven-year veteran went 39-18-5 with eight shutouts and a a .930 save percentage in 2011-12. So you could understand if he was a little too amped up.

“I don’t know where that (word) came from,” Lundqvist told the New York Post. “There were just so many emotions going through me, I was excited, nervous, I hadn’t written anything down and I wanted to remember to thank the people most important to me.”

Did you watch King Henrik’s F-bomb live? Tell us about it in the comments below!