Found April 17, 2012 on The Hockey Program:
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  Have you ever had the feeling that one goalie changes the game on a nightly basis?  Then you would be quite correct as it seems this year's playoffs always has that one game a night where Goalie A is massively under siege and just flat out steals one.  Last night it was Henrik Lundqvist and his effort led the New York Rangers to a 1-0 win over the Ottawa Senators to take a 2-1 series lead. Was that enough to take home the Fantasy POTN?  You bet your you know what it was. ============================================= FANTASY POTN: Henrik Lundqvist, G, New York Rangers What else could be said here?  The guy makes 39 saves and stops 20+ scoring chances from Ottawa.  Honestly, Lundqvist stole the game at least several times in the third period alone.  For the first time that I can remember in the playoffs, Lundqvist was more aggressive, challenging shots, and then making those point blank saves he is known for deep in the crease.  It was a night where most goal...
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