Going into the Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Bruins and New York Rangers, many thought the Rangers had the advantage in net in goalie Henrik Lundqvist. The 2012 Vezina Trophy winner entered the series coming off back-to-back shutouts in Games 6 and 7 in the First Round against Washington, and had a career 21-6-1 record against the B’s.
But it’s been a different story through two games, where Lundqvist has allowed 8 goals, including 5 in Game 2’s loss for the Rangers. Meanwhile, Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, thought to be the lesser netminder, has let in just 4 goals through the first two contests.
“Every fan thinks [Lundqvist is] the greatest goalie in the league,” said Bruins analyst Tony Amonte on UNO Sports Tonight. “He’s shown a few kinks in his armor, and Tuukka’s outplaying him.”
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