Via the Bergen Record...
"The Blueshirts have registered a point in 91 consecutive games when leading after the second period, dating back to the 2009-10 season, posting a record of 85-0-6 over the span. The Rangers’ last regulation loss in a game when entering the third with the lead was Feb. 4, 2010 (6-5 loss vs. WSH). New York is 15-0-0 when leading after the second period this season."
...i know the Rangers are a team that prides itself on defense, but that stat almost seems impossible.You figure they must have blown one third period lead in the last two years. To me, there is one reason and one reason only why the Rangers have been able to continue this streak and it starts with Henrik and ends with Lundqvist. It's usually a daunting task to score one goal during a period against the King. Now think about scoring multiple tallies. That thought is likely in the opponents' head before the third period starts meaning Lundqvist and the Rangers have already won.
Really? They did blow a lead once this year in the 3rd I think (forgot against who) and it may have been a 3 goal lead at that but then won in the shootout. Even though it's a win it's still a blown lead (does anyone remember that? or which game?) - still very impressive stat
When they showed that on NBC, I was taken back a bit. It was confusing! Not our team, right? Guess it just goes to show how important the King is to us.
that stat is unbelievable. Like, it's honestly not realistic. It's a testament to how clutch Lundy can really be.
@TheNYRBlog I refuse to read this post because I'm afraid the more we talk about it, the more likely it will end lol
@TheNYRBlog Call Hank the Mariano Rivera of hockey?
@TheNYRBlog That's a stat that Tortorella critics ought to look at very closely when evaluating him as a head coach.
@Betweentheworlds yea that was the bruins game. They were up 3-0 and won in a shoot out. Still got two points...