Without a doubt this was the save of game 6 between the NY Rangers and Montreal Canadiens. Rangers lead the game 1-0 and lead the series 3-2. Canadiens were facing elimination. With an odd-man rush from the Canadiens Henrik Lundqvist was forced to come up big to keep the one point lead. In an incredible acrobatic move, throwing his stick and flipping, Lundqvist prevents the puck from entering the net with his blocker. This could easily be the save of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
So far two goalies are out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs because of injuries. Rookie goaltender Frederik Andersen left Game 3 of the Anaheim Ducks' Western Conference Second Round series against the Los Angeles Kings midway through the third period with a lower-body injury and did not return.
The controversial injury took Carey Price out during game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Montreal Canadians and NY Rangers. There was concern early in the second period that Price was injured when Rangers forward Chris Kreider lost his balance and went barreling into the goalie's right knee with his skates ahead of him. Therrien said he thought the play was "accidental, honestly," and Kreider said he "just had too much momentum and couldn't really avoid him. It didn't feel too good for me either."
The incident brought up a lot of questions about if it was an accident or a reckless play that took out the Canadians top goalie. Here’s some of the tweets.
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Wow! It's been an exciting playoff so far. Tonight it's the first night with no playoff game. There has been a lot going on. Players have been suspended for bad hits, injuries, over time games, bad calls by refs, goalie mistakes and lots of big hits. We can't wait to see the rest of the playoffs.
Sports Center did a poll that shows how exciting hockey playoffs are. They asked which playoffs have been more exciting; NHL or NBA. This graphic clearly shows the NHL was selected by a two to one advantage.