For too long, Lundqvist has had to stand on his head and play with the focus needed to achieve a superhuman level. Nothing has changed throughout his eight-year NHL career.
When the final buzzer sounded at Madison Square Garden, the Swedish goalie celebrated the big win with his teammates. No, it wasn’t Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers this time.
The NHL’s return will bring fierce competition for playoff spots, faces in new places and two legends going for one last glory.
The hits just keep on coming for the National Hockey League, and they’re not pretty. The NHL canceled its entire September preseason game schedule, the first on-ice casualty of the four-day lockout of the players’ association.
The New Jersey Devils announced Tuesday that former defenseman and team captain Scott Stevens will return to the team as an assistant coach.
Martin Brodeur’s off-season has taken a strange twist as he’s hired agent Pat Brisson and is ready to test free agent waters.
Had Joe Sakic and Pavel Bure became Rangers in the their prime, it would have significantly changed the Blueshirts’ fortunes during a dark period.
New Jersey defenseman Mark Fayne, a key cog in the Devils’ run to the Stanley Cup finals, had surgery to repair a ligament in his wrist last week, and will be out up to four months.
The Rangers are not in need of a dramatic shake-up. But when free agency comes around, you never know how things will unfold.
A season of destiny has come crashing down for the Rangers who expected to reach the finals.
The Devils played the waiting game but are now ready to face the Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Rangers might be getting most of the press in New York, but the team across the Hudson is already in and preparing for the next round.
They can no longer be ignored, brushed aside or considered as some kind of annoying afterthought. A year after they finished out of the playoffs completely, the New Jersey Devils are one game away from playing in the Eastern Conference Finals.
After winning games 6 and 7 in overtime against the Florida Panthers, the Devils are moving on to the next round to face the Philadelphia Flyers.
Adam Henrique may not capture the Calder Trophy, but he’s done something more important by booking the Devils into round two of the NHL playoffs.