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New York Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist makes a save of the year candidate vs. Carolina (Video)

Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers have struggled lately, but that isn’t stopping him from making supernatural saves. 

Dom Renna

Coming into play Tuesday night, Henrik Lundqvist struggled mightily in his last three games. He’s given up 15 goals during that span and sat in both of the Blueshirts two games over the weekend.

His return to the lineup came against an opponent he’s had plenty of success against in the Carolina Hurricanes and, with the Rangers leading 4-1 late in the second period, Lundqvist would show once again why he’s one of the best in the business.

The puck would find Warren Foegele uncovered in front of the net, a net which was wide open. He took the quick shot but in complete desperation, Lundqvist dove across the crease and somehow stopped the shot.

If you look closer at the play, Lundqvist had to drop his stick and lift his left pad up a little to make the remarkable save.

For the first time in quite a while, the Blueshirts have been playing solid defensively in front of their net, making plays like this rare allowing us to marvel at them a little bit more. Lundqvist was just reacting, to play developing in front of him, and didn’t get in his head allowing for the great save.

Make no mistake, this save is equally as important for the Rangers considering how a goal for Carolina there puts them right back in the game. Instead, the Hurricanes find themselves scratching their heads and the Rangers have all the momentum heading into the third period up by three.

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