Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 12/5/11
This has been the story for a while: The Rangers come into a game relatively flat –or at least appear that way– and Henrik Lundqvist bails them out. The Rangers get their feet under them, put the puck in the net, play defense, and win the game. It hasn’t been like this in every game, but it’s been like this enough that we aren’t surprised when it happens. But it begs the question: What if Hank doesn’t weather that early storm single handedly? It’s tough to quantify what exactly would happen with the Rangers if Hank lets in a few of these early goals. But, it’s easy to assume that if the Rangers give up a quick pair of goals in the first ten minutes, the feeling of the game changes completely. This was clearly evident in the game against Washington, when the Caps poured on the pressure early, and Hank was there to keep the puck out of the net. The Rangers won the game 6-3, but would they have scored all six goals if they had to come from behind? The attitude of this team is that they can
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