The bad news is that the New York Rangers dropped their season opener last night against the Boston Bruins. The good news, however, is that goaltender Henrik Lundqvist look to already be in mid-season form.
Lunqvist, who won 39 games last season in 62 starts and posted a 1.97 goals against average along with a .930 save percentage, absolutely stole a goal from Bruins forward David Krejci last night during Boston’s 3-1 victory over the Rangers.
Zdeno Chara starts the play at the left point and throws a pass down low to Milan Lucic, who one-touches a pass across the top of the goal crease to a wide-open David Krejci. With nothing but a wide-open net in front of him, Krejci takes a shot that should be a sure thing. But Lundqvist dives over with his glove open and snags the puck out of mid-air right on the goal line. The play ended up going to video review just to be sure that the puck never crossed the goal line, but the play was ultimately decided in New York’s favor and ruled a no-goal.
Check out video of the play below.