Everybody was capable of snort about it afterward, as a result of Henrik Lundqvist received up off the ice and was unscathed.
However there was a fleeting second of fear Wednesday afternoon close to the top of the Rangers’ follow in Greenburgh when Nick Holden’s rocketed slap shot landed a direct hit into the King’s masks, grabbing the complete consideration of onlookers.
Lundqvist shook off the beautiful blow, and after exhibiting he was no worse for put on, teammates jokingly ganged up on Holden with some love faucets. Pressure eased.
“Relieved? Yeah,” Holden advised the Day by day Information. “I do not suppose I’ve ever hit a one-timer that tough in my life.”
“That was a bomb,” a smiling Lundqvist advised the Information. “That was his hardest shot of the 12 months proper there. It should’ve been. I did not have time to react.”
Alain Vigneault could not assist however snort when requested about Holden’s shot.
“I feel Hank’s not an enormous liker of the one-time pictures from the purpose as he is attempting to chill down on the finish of a follow,” Vigneault stated. “It’s what it’s.”
So it was extra than simply one other day on the workplace for Lundqvist and the Rangers (19-12-Three) who take a three-game win streak into Newark Thursday as they tackle the Devils (19-9-5) for a Manic Metro matchup.
The Blueshirts are again on an ebb after a move of three losses in 4 video games, and although not all their wins are Picassos, neither of the 2 factors awarded for victories are given for model.
“You need to battle via the powerful moments each recreation, and I feel we have been doing that fairly good,” Lundqvist stated. “I do not suppose we have had a ton of video games the place we have performed excellent for 60 minutes, however that is not what it is about. It is about discovering methods to win hockey video games, and I feel that is one thing we have been doing rather well these days.”
Lundqvist was donning his Winter Basic pads throughout Wednesday’s follow, after which he frolicked within the locker room bending and breaking within the Mets-inspired pads for the sport at Citi Discipline.
The white pads characteristic the identical skyline that is within the Mets’ emblem with baseball seams. The bridge a part of the emblem is blue and crimson, and the Mets lettering is changed with the Rangers’ Winter Basic emblem, a navy blue defend with darkish a crimson N.Y. Lundqvist rocked Yankee pinstripe pads in the course of the Stadium Collection at Yankee Stadium in 2014.
“It is as much as me,” Lundqvist stated of the design. “Final time round we went with pinstripes, and now we go extra with the Mets. Clearly we’re there as company, so it feels good to type of pay respect a bit bit and admire that we get this chance to play on their house discipline. That is a part of why I created this design.”