Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Lundqvist Deserves to be Paid Overtime.....Shootout That Is!
Henrik Lundqvist helped the Rangers to yet another shootout win on Wednesday night. It was the 8th shootout of the season for the Rangers and their 7th win in the shootout. With all the extra work Henrik Lundqvist is putting in, he deserves to be paid overtime. However, with all the shootouts, one can argue he should be paid "shootout."
It was the second time this season the Rangers beat the Penguins in a shootout and both times Fredrick Sjostrom got the winning goal.
Henrik Lundqvist recovered very well from the last game he played. Against the Panthers on Sunday night, Lundqvist was pulled from the game after allowing 3 goals on 23 shots in 36 minutes of play. Fortunately for the Rangers, Lundqvist is morally opposed to having two consecutive bad games.
Lundqvist allowed 2 goals on 31 shots in the shootout win against the Penguins.
Aside from Lundqvist, the Rangers came back from a 2-0 defecit. Petr Prucha who refused to be sent down in order to play scored the game tying goal late in the 3rd period. Prucha had been a healthy scratch for roughly a month.
The Rangers will take on the Canadiens this Thursday in Montreal.
Mark Elliot Wishnia
SportsTalkNY Blog Team