Read: Henrik Lundqvist Is Why The Rangers Won Last Night

Last night in the first period, Tampa Bay had six odd-man rushes in the first period.

Tampa Bay also had six shots in the first period and all were turned away by Henrik Lundqvist.

When asked about the first period, Carl Hagelin said on MSG, “Thanks god we have Hank in net. He made six unbelievable saves. We are really happy we have him.”

Rick Nash added, “Hank was great. That is why he is the best goalie in the league. He kept us in the game and was unbelievable.”

During his meeting with the media after the game, John Tortorella, on MSG, praised Lundqvist and kept repeating how Hank made big saves during the track meet portion of the first period, “that game could change quickly and he made some big saves in the first 10 minutes.”

Tortorella added, “I really feel that the most important part of the game was Hank in the first period.”

In general, Tortorella said that Lundqvist was playing better and that it was only a matter of time before his game started to rise because of the competitor that he is as.

 





12 comments
SofarSogood
SofarSogood

Imagine that New England Patriot's quarterback Tom Brady announces that he really didn't break his phone, that he will rely on the NFL to honor their most recent statements, and that he will turn in his phone in order to have his suspension reduced to 1 game.

joemustgo
joemustgo

So apparently Kraft is an even bigger a-hole than his QB.

jon409
jon409

I have come to the realization that I need to stop being so down on Geno Smith.  This kid really has an opportunity right now and I LOVE what management is doing to surround him with all of the pertinent pieces to be successful.  Also, a total random statement, I know nothing about the current QB coach, does he have a solid background in developing talent?  I think the Jets should consider bringing in Chad Pennington in some sort of role.  He is such a great ex-Jet and I think he would be such a great asset in developing Geno.

jon409
jon409

@Bent @jon409 I picture myself wondering (Geno's raw talent + Chad's decision making/understanding of the game + experience of being an ex-jets starting QB) = One dangerous QB in the making.

Bent
Bent moderator

@jon409


Patullo seems to be a guy who has risen up the ranks, so this is his first job of this type.  Hopefully, he's a burgeoning young coaching prospect, but he doesn't have much of a resume.  


Would love Chad to come in and consult on an informal basis to see where that leads.  He has done some coaching since retiring, mostly at the high school level.

MarshRandy
MarshRandy

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

r_in_ct
r_in_ct

As excited as I am for the season to begin, the opening of training camp is always a little bittersweet as it marks that summer is half over.


That aside, looking forward to some actual on-the-field action. Very curious to see how Bowles does—he was the coach I wanted from the outset (even over Quinn), so I hope he lives up to my (and all of your) expectations.


Let's get this thing started!

Bent
Bent moderator

@r_in_ct


Are you going to be attending/taking pictures this year?

r_in_ct
r_in_ct

@Bent @r_in_ct  No, unfortunately right now it doesn't seem as though I will be able to make it over there -- [* insert sad face emoticon to be cool like the kids *].

Between my sons' schedules and the reduced number of practices open to the public, the timing doesn't seem as though it's going to work out. 


On the plus side, I am planning on taking the boys to England in the spring, so maybe we can meet up for a pint! Not quite the same as training camp, but still enjoyable ...

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

I'm going to try to go at least once as I've never had the opportunity before. I don't have a 300mm L lens or anything, but I'll try to take some photos.

Bent
Bent moderator

@r_in_ct @Bent


That's a shame, you get some good pictures every year and I know you enjoy it.


Definitely get in touch if you do that.  I'll be around.