Rangers fans don’t call the team’s goalie “King Henrik” for nothing. Henrik Lundqvist showed again why he’s arguably the greatest at his position in the team’s history — and certainly one of the best in the game today — with an insane save Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
Lundqvist went behind the net to play the puck, but he was caught well out of position when the puck took an odd carom off the boards and popped back out toward the crease. Columbus center Ryan Johansen was first on the scene, and for a moment, it appeared that all he needed to do was touch the puck with his stick for one of the easiest goals of his career.
In the next moment, Lundqvist lunged with his stick and re-directed the puck toward safety. Take a look:
— Matt Jackson (@Matt_Jackson8) October 11, 2015
— The Ranger Zone (@The_RangerZone) October 11, 2015
Just a remarkable save, the highlight of 37 Lundqvist made in a 5-2 win. The oh-so-long NHL season is still in its infancy, but it’s hard to imagine there will be many better than that.
Oh, actually there almost was one better than that late in the same game, on another save by King Henrik.