New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist had quite an interesting game on Monday. The sensational Swede got the W, as his Rangers defeated the Florida Panthers 6-3 at Madison Square Garden, but he had a bizarre third period en-route to the victory.
Midway through the third he looked more like a soccer star than a hockey goalie, when he saved a puck with his forehead. Lundqvist not only made the save, but then headed the puck perfectly to his teammate in a pretty sweet showing of skill.
Lundqvist’s soccer save wasn’t even the weirdest thing to happen. Later on in the closing seconds of the game, Panther’s right-winger, Tomas Kopecky, launched a slap-shot on goal. Lundqvist saved the shot attempt, but couldn’t seem to find the puck afterwards. The game was halted as the refs and Lundqvist frantically searched through his pads and gear for the puck. After a solid 20 seconds of searching, Lundqvist reached down his pants and pulled out the puck.
Watch the hilarious sequence of events here, via SB Nation.
Who knows how the puck ended up down there. This is the type of problem only a goalie could face.