Rangers extend Final with 40 saves from Lundqvist
June 12, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
NEW YORK -- The public challenge came from Henrik Lundqvist approximately 30 hours before taking the ice for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. He was delivering it to himself. It was the only thing he could do as he stared at the Los Angeles Kings from the bottom of the mountain.
Despite feeling that he was tracking the puck well, staying patient and sticking with his game plan in the series, Lundqvist said after practice Tuesday that what he had done through three games, all losses, wasn't good enough and that he had to raise his level to give the New York Rangers a fighting chance against the Kings and an opportunity to shock the sports world.
The challenge worked Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. Lundqvist conquered. The Rangers have a chance. There will be a Game 5.