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Lundqvist Lunges To Make Unbelievable Pad Stop

Lundqvist Lunges To Make Unbelievable Pad Stop

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Henrik Lundqvist made an unbelievable save in his last game.

Well, it happened again. In what’s becoming an almost nightly routine, Lundqvist bailed out his New York Rangers. This time it was with an incredible pad save on Wayne Simmonds on Saturday night in Philadelphia.

Claude Giroux picked up the puck in his own zone and broke out with Simmonds, catching New York on a 2-on-1. Giroux fed the puck to Simmonds, and Lundqvist slid across to make an absolutely jaw-dropping save with his right pad.


Because he plays so deep in his net, he doesn’t have to stretch across the crease like this very often. The situation called for it here, and it definitely stood out as his best of the game. That’s pretty big, because he made 46 of them in total. Unfortunately for Lundqvist, the game ended being a 3-2 shootout loss.

Lundqvist has already claimed top spot in the first two “saves of the week” countdowns of the season, and made another tremendous save in his last start on Thursday night.

With the loss, Lundqvist drops to 4-2-2 on the season, but still has a sparkling .941 save percentage and 1.98 goals-against-average.

To watch a full video of his latest masterpiece, check it out below.

About The Author

Greg Balloch

Greg Balloch is a Vancouver-based writer for InGoal Magazine, broadcaster for Sportsnet 650, and goaltending coach. His career began in Hamilton, Ontario with the Junior 'A' Hamilton Red Wings, before moving to Vancouver to cover the Canucks on the radio and work with the Surrey Eagles of the BCHL. A lifelong goaltender, he has been teaching the position for over a decade.