New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist appears on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated.
That's noteworthy for a number of reasons as the last Rangers representative to adorn the cover of the magazine was Wayne Gretzky on April 26, 1999. Gretzky had just retired from the NHL.
Superstitious fans might also note Lundqvist's picture on the magazine - since, well, there's often a jinx associated with such matters.
With the headline asking, "Who will stop the Penguins? (this guy might)", Lundqvist and the Rangers will begin their quest for the Stanley Cup when they face the Ottawa Senators on Thursday.