King Henrik gets $59.5 million over seven years

 

Henrik Lundqvist won’t be hitting the open market this summer. The New York Rangers have locked up the franchise goaltender to a seven year, $59.5 million extension. The deal will be the highest cap hit for a goaltender in NHL history. While the Rangers probably went a year or two longer than they wanted, the Rangers had no choice but to make this deal with the 31 year old netminder. With the cap expected to be in the $90-$100 million range in the next five to six years, this is not a bad contract, assuming the Rangers are getting another four to five great years out of Lundqvist. Lundqvist is having a down season, but has a career 2.26 GAA and .920 save percentage. That’s Elite. In the post-season, he’s 30-37 but his win-loss record is more of a product of the team around him. Lundqvist has a career 2.28Read More »

Penguins fall to Rangers 3-2 in shootout

 

New York 3 – Pittsburgh 2 The Penguins lost their seventh consecutive game at Madison Square Garden and this was a game the Penguins should have won. The Penguins got out to a 2-0 lead. Mark Eaton scored his first goal in 91 games. Eaton jumped into the play and banged home a beautiful pass from Sidney Crosby. Crosby was by far the best player on the ice tonight. Jordan Staal recorded his eight goal of the season in the second period. Petr Prucha (1st goal of the season) and Nikolai Zherdev scored for the Rangers. Prucha had been a healthy scratch for the previous 10 games. A lot of scouts in the building. In the shootout, Markus Naslund, Nikolai Zherdev and Fredrik Sjostrom had shootout goals for the Rangers. Kris Letang was the Penguins only goal scorer in the shootout. Zigomanis, Kennedy injured: Center Mike Zigomanis and right wingerRead More »