Despite being down 2-0 in the series, New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is feeling optimistic. Here’s the exact quote:
“It feels like the difference between these two teams is not that big. It could be one bounce that’s the difference. . . . We should go back to New York and put more pressure on them. I think they looked a little better than they are. I know we can put more pressure on them. We’re going to do that in New York and we’re going to get the win.”
The obvious parallel here is with Mark Messier’s 1994 game 6 guarantee. This is different, but the truth is that the goalie has more of an impact on the game than any one skater. So, if Henrik is feeling confident, then I’m feeling confident.