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Game 4 vs. Capitals...Henrik!
10 years ago  ::  Apr 23, 2009 - 2:41AM #1
MyYESNetwork
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Hen-rik! Hen-rik! Hen-rik!


Go Rangers! cool

10 years ago  ::  Apr 23, 2009 - 2:47AM #2
MyYESNetwork
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I've been a Rangers fan for nearly 40 years now, and I've never seen anything like this.


The Capitals have absolutely dominant since game 1, and here they are down 3-1. They're stronger, faster, more skilled, tougher, and the only thing standing between them and about a 28-4 goals scored/goals against sweep is some decent work in blocking shots and Henrik Lundquist.


If the Rangers manage to steal this series, it'll be one of the biggest disarmed robberies of all time.


If the Rangers win this series, Henrik will only need 2 more miracles to be declared a saint.

10 years ago  ::  Apr 23, 2009 - 3:16AM #3
jimmy
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I've been a Rangers fan for nearly 40 years now, and I've never seen anything like this.


lundquist is by far the best ranger goalife of my lifetime and nobody's close to him and for him to keep this cap offense in check when the ice looks like its tilted is amazing .. he seems to never allow rebounds in front of the net, doesnt throw a hissy fit like brodeur if someone bumps him and is clearly the reason we're up 3-1

10 years ago  ::  Apr 23, 2009 - 3:28AM #4
MyYESNetwork
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A Yankee fan and a Rangers fan? You are nearly perfect in my eyes. lol wink


Henrik was amazing, I don't know where we would be if we didn't have him. blush

10 years ago  ::  Apr 23, 2009 - 3:32AM #5
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He is clearly the biggest reason the Rangers have a 3-1 lead. I was a big fan of John Vanbiesbrouck as he was the model of consistency in his Rangers days. Richter and Henrik have a lot in common... when they get on a hot streak, they are unbeatable. Henrik is getting a lot of help too; the Rangers have blocked more shots in these 4 games than in the previous 82. Maybe their lunchpail carrying guys can put them on a run like the Giants a couple of years ago.

The only time he got beat tonight was on a sick, just SICK shot from Ovechkin. Say what you want, but he's one heck of a player.

On a bad note, Avery. What the heck is he doing out there? You want to take an over-aggressive penalty, that's one thing. He is just out of control and twice could have cost his team a major penalty tonight.
10 years ago  ::  Apr 23, 2009 - 4:14AM #6
MyYESNetwork
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i honestly think richter was a better goalie than henrik , but not by much
10 years ago  ::  Apr 23, 2009 - 4:49AM #7
jimmy
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you know your hockey my friend , i agree beezer was good but i like how you point out that when richter was hot because he was a hot and cold goalie in my opinion where as lundquist is very consistent which is my favorite thing about him, outside of the ovechkin goal tonight, you hardly ever see him give up a goal from above the circle, he makes all the saves youre supposed too and the hard ones .. he is getting help with guys blocking shots and that refreshing to see on a ranger team !! and i'd take ovechkin before malkin and crosby any day and i dont know what avery is thinking !! its one thing if you get called for an agressive hit in the 3rd period but his hits to the face were stupid in a 1 goal game and in all honesty he's lucky he only 2 minutes on each one
10 years ago  ::  Apr 23, 2009 - 4:54AM #8
jimmy
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i honestly think richter was a better goalie than henrik , but not by much


you're not alone , but i just think that richter had a few outstanding years {the cup and the usa team} and a few so so years {giving up that playoff goal to ron francis from the red line}


lundquist just doesnt give those up .. lso you can beat richter on shots from above the circle much easier on richter, his strength was post to post , i counted four 2 on 1's in that game 6 against jersey after we fell behind 2-0 that he stopped .. tough choice

10 years ago  ::  Apr 23, 2009 - 5:15AM #9
MyYESNetwork
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It's hard to make such judgements because the team that Richter starred for was just so much more talented than this Ranger team.


There were some stretches in games, especially against the Devils and Canucks, where Richter had to withstand heavy onslaughts; I'm thinking of game 5 and the 1st half of game 6 against the Devils, in particular, in 1994.


But with Messier and Leech around, that Ranger team would never have been held this impotent for so long, without some response.


They're blocking a lot of shots, and that's good to see, but that's about it. This Capitals team has them completely outclassed, and if Henrik cracks in the slightest degree, Washington will come slamming through like a runaway train.

10 years ago  ::  Apr 23, 2009 - 5:34AM #10
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I think they're about the same, but both of them play a different style.
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