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The Stat Line Of The Night – 04/22/09 – Henrik Lundqvist
Total Pro Sports- Wednesday night was a big night for a lot of big names. Barry Zito showed some old form with 7 shutout innings, Chaunce Billups and D. Wade both led their teams to victories on the hard court, and Iginla, Jokinen and Ryder all posted three point games in victories for their teams. But when it came down to it, no one was as big an asset to their team as the New York Rangers goalkeeper, Henrik Lundqvist.
In a pivotal game 4 on home ice in the Rangers’ series with the Washington Capitals, “King Henry”, as they call him, made 38 of 39 saves (and got some help from the posts at times), to help lead New York to the 3-1 series lead. After winning the first two of the series, New York lost game 3 at home and needed to bounce back in game 4, and Lundqvist helped his team do just that ultimately making him “The Stat Line Of The Night” for Wednesday April 22nd, 2009.
Now with the series heading back to Washington, the Rangers only need to win one of the next three games to head on to round 2. This series had turned outt o be a shocking one, and once again Avery brought his bag of tricks. He’s just lucky his goalie bailed him out this time.