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New York Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist throws puck towards official (Video)

The last two days have been rough for the New York Rangers and the frustration is starting to kick in for Henrik Lundqvist as he chucks a puck towards the officials. 

Henrik Lundqvist has been full of fire lately and against the Pittsburgh Penguins, that fire was in full effect, this time throwing a puck towards the referee following a controversial goal.

With the New York Rangers trailing 3-2 in the third period, the Pittsburgh Penguins would get a puck past Lundqvist that the Rangers netminder wasn’t happy about.

The play would be reviewed and it was determined that the puck was kicked into the net and the goal was disallowed.

If that goal would have counted the Rangers would’ve had to come back down two goals which at this point in time seems impossible. The Rangers have been snakebitten as of late and any deficit over two seems insurmountable.

For Lundqvist, this isn’t the first time he has shown his frustration while playing in Pittsburgh. In March of 2016, Lundqvist was hurt and did not get the whistle he wanted. To get the referees attention, he tossed the net off its moorings to get the whistle he needed.

This is the second time in the last two games that Lundqvist has shown his emotion on the ice. He entered the Rangers 7-2 loss to the Islanders Saturday afternoon and immediately made his presence known. As a way to wake his team up, Lundqvist gave an animated pep talk.

The Rangers haven’t been playing their best hockey as of late but none of that falls on Lundqvist. He has his best to keep the team in the game and he hasn’t gotten the effort in front of him that the team needs in order to win.

It’s always nice to see energy and fire coming from the 35-year-old netminder. Although it may come off as Lundqvist complaining, it all stems from him wanting to win.

This time he got the call to go in his favor.

Dominick is a graduate of Canisius College. He has covered the Rangers for the last seven seasons and the Yankees for the last four.