Evgeni Nabokov earned his third shutout this season as the Islanders beat the Panthers 3-0.
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.
After keeping pace for two periods, the Islanders failed to score in the third period. The Panthers claimed a 4-2 victory.