Video Of Day: Lundqvist with incredible save on Johansen


During the Rangers 5-2 win over the Blue Jackets in their home opener, star goalie Henrik Lundqvist was at his best. Twice, he robbed Ryan Johansen. The first one was a sprawling save where he couldn’t find the puck which eventually was discovered in his equipment.

The second was jaw dropping. On a Columbus forecheck behind the Rangers net, Lundqvist was caught in no man’s land. All Johansen had to do was tap the puck into an open net or so he thought.

Not much else needs to be said. As we have echoed in this blog and on Twitter, Hank is in a zone. To start the season, he’s 3-0 having stopped 100 of 106 shots. You can’t start much better.

About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included separate stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also interned for or hockey historian Stan Fischler and worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil telecasts. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has covered consecutive Staten Island Yankees NY Penn League championships in '05 and '06. He also scored Berkeley Carroll high school basketball games from '06-14 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree. The Battle Of New York administrator and chief editor can be followed below on Twitter and Facebook.
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