Brian Leetch said of Lundqvist yesterday, “for two periods there was one man holding the fort and that was Henrik Lundqvist. We have seen this before it’s the reason he is up for the Vezina and the Hart. He was the Rangers MVP today.”
Leetch continued his praise of Lundqvist, on MSG, by saying, “he has been the face of the Rangers since the lockout. On the ice he continues to be the foundation that this team is built around. The players are only allowed to do what coach Tortorella wants is because of him. He is in the prime of his career and has taken the responsibility to excel in the playoffs
When asked about Lundqvist on the MSG post game show, Marc Staal said,”he played great and he was sharp early and you could tell he was in one of those zones.” Staal added that Lundqvist may start to get into the Devils heads, “when he is that sharp and he is coming up with those stops I am sure they feel some frustration.”
Yet another example of why Henrik Lundqvist deserves Hart Trophy. He regularly turns defeat into victory. #nhl
— steve simmons (@simmonssteve) May 19, 2012
On how Lundqvist represents the team, John Tortorella said on MSG, “Henrik displays who we are with how he competes. He is a great competitor as far as his preparation and what he does for the hockey club.”
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