Henrik Lundqvist— the New York Rangers stylish puck-stopper— had an F-Bomb get by the censors at NBC as he accepted the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender at the league's annual awards ceremony Wednesday night.
After Lunqvist nervously let the four-letter word slip out, the crowd at the Wynn Las Vegas resort simply laughed with the Swedish puck-stopper as he apologized and continued thanking all of the people who supported him throughout his career.
Lesson learned. Just because you put a designer suit on a hockey player doesn't mean he's still not a hockey player.
The Blueshirts goalie received 17 of the 30 first-place votes from NHL generals managers— easily defeating Los Angeles Kings' Jonathan Quick (6 votes) and the Nashville Predators' Pekka Rinne (4 votes)— to take home his first Vezina Trophy.
Lundqvist, 30, had just thanked Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan when he took a nervous breath. "Oh ----," said Lunqvist, which got a laugh from the audience. "Sorry, but it feels good."
The classy goaltender— who has been named to People magazine's World's 100 Most Beautiful People list— has been nominated four times for the Vezina in seven NHL seasons. He went 39-18-5 in 62 appearances, setting a career high in wins and becoming the first goaltender in NHL history with 30 or more wins in each of his first seven seasons.
It took four stabs, but New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has finally been crowned the best goalie in the National Hockey League by winning the 2011-12 Vezina Trophy.
At age 30, Lundqvist led his Broadway Blueshirts to a 51-24-7 record which placed them first in the Eastern Conference and second in the entire League during this past season. After 62 games played, Henrik...
MSG TO HONOR HENRIK LUNDQVIST WITH SPECIAL PROGRAMMING LINEUP SUNDAY NIGHT Two Hours Featuring the 2011-12 Vezina Trophy Winner Starting Sunday at 8:00 p.m. New York, NY (June 21, 2012) – MSG will congratulate and honor New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist who last night received the 2011-12 Vezina Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL’s [...]
Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers has won his first Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goalie.
Lundqvist won the award Wednesday night at the NHL's annual postseason awards show at the Wynn Las Vegas casino.
The Rangers' tireless Swedish netminder won the award on his fourth nomination, going 39-18-5 with five shutouts and a 1.97 goals-against average while leading...
For the first four months of the season, the Vezina was a foregone conclusion. Henrik Lundqvist had the award wrapped up. Then along came Jonanthan Quick and his stellar last two months to get the Kings to the playoffs. After that, there was much debate over who should win. There was no wrong choice, both deserved the award, but in the end it was Henrik Lundqvist winning the award...
Henrick Lundqvist was awarded the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goaltender at Wednesday’s NHL Awards show. Lundqvist began the usual spiel of thanking his team and the organization when he stops to think and drops an f-bomb under his breath.
The NBC Sports censors tried mightily to catch the f-bomb, but they were a couple of seconds too late.
First, it was Dustin Brown dropping...
It has been a long time coming but New York Rangers’ goaltender Henrik Lundqvist finally won the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top netminder in the regular season.
Lundqvist had also been nominated for the award back in 2006, 2007 and 2008 but never came home with the prize. It is the Rangers’ first Vezina Trophy winner since John Vanbiesbrouck won it back in 1986.
NY Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who went 39-18-5 with five shutouts and a 1.97 gaa, won the Vezina Trophy. Henrik thanked owner James Dolan and, ****, don't worry: That never makes it on the...
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As you all know, the National Hockey League will be holding their annual awards ceremony tonight in Las Vegas, Nevada to officially wrap up the 2011-12 season, which obviously concluded last week with the Los Angeles Kings winning the Stanley Cup. Among the long list of nominees for awards tonight are Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, head coach John Tortorella and captain Ryan...
Not more really needs to be said other than it is long overdue. Here is the Ranger press release.:
HENRIK LUNDQVIST CAPTURES VEZINA TROPHY
Named to the NHL First All-Star Team; Marian Gaborik Selected to the NHL Second All-Star Team
LAS VEGAS, June 20, 2012 – New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has been named the 2011-12 Vezina Trophy...
In spite of leading the league in wins, Pekka Rinne finished third in this year's Vezina Trophy balloting as Henrik Lundqvist was the clear cut winner. Jonathan Quick finished second.Make the jump for the full announcement from NHL Media Services....Rangers' Lundqvist Wins First Vezina TrophyAfter knocking on the door with third-place finishes from 2006 through 2008, Henrik...
The L.A. Kings may have been crowned Stanley Cup Champions last week but Wednesday night will reveal the NHL's most valuable player in a highly anticipated battle between three of the league's best.
Evegeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins is up against New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist and Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos.
Malkin carried the Penguins to...
New York Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist won the Vezina Trophy for top goaltender in the League. It is the second consecutive year that Pekka Rinne was nominated but did not win the award.
Rinne finished third in voting.
“The right guy got the Vezina,” Rinne said, adding, “Lundqvist had a great season. I am sure it is always a tight race. Hopefully, in the future – that...
Hart (Henrik Lundqvist/Evgeni Malkin/Steven Stamkos)
Who should win: Evgeni Malkin
This is a bit of a tough call. Both Malkin and Stamkos make a great case as to why they should win the Hart. Stamkos hit the 60 goal mark this season while Malkin hit the 50 goal mark and was the only player to crack the 100 point mark, which is why he will win it tonight. If that’s not enough...
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