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.