Don’t play Lundqvist on May 13th in Game 7’s


Whatever you do, don’t play Henrik Lundqvist in Game 7 on May 13th. If you’re an opponent, apparently it spells doom. Ironically enough, for a third straight year on that date Lundqvist made 35 saves in a Rangers Game 7 series clincher.

Don’t believe me? Puck Daddy’s Sean Leahy had more on Lundqvist’s May 13th dominance.

As Andrew Shapiro of SidelineBuzz.com noted on Twitter, this is the third consecutive May 13th that the Rangers have won a Game 7 with Lundqvist stopping 35 shots. Last season, he did it against the Pittsburgh Penguins, finishing off a series comeback after being down 3-1. Two years ago, it was the Capitals falling victim during yet another seven-game series between the teams.

It’s one thing to win on May 13th. But for Lundqvist to have stopped the identical amount of shots (35) in each Game 7 Rangers triumph is unworldly. Let the record show that none of the games coincided with Friday The 13th. That would’ve been more appropriate.

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About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included two stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil games. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has scored Berkeley Carroll basketball games since 2006 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. From players, coaches to administrators, it's a first class program. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree.
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