Jaromir Jagr is putting together the greatest offensive season ever by a Ranger. With one more goal and one more point, he will be the single-season leader in both of those categories. When he gets a goal the crowd erupts in chants of “MVP”. While there is no denying Jagr’s amazing season, we shouldn’t hand him the Hart Trophy just yet.
That’s because Henrik Lundqvist is just as worthy a candidate as Jagr. Think about where the Rangers would be without him. Lundqvist was brilliant again last night, coming in for the third period and making big save after big save to keep the Rangers in the game. He stopped two breakaways, one late in the third period and one in overtime to get New York to the shootout.
Once they reached the shootout, Petr Sykora scored on the Rangers’ first chance and Lundqvist stoned the Sabres on all three of their attempts. The 5-4 win puts New York back into first place by two points with 10 games to go; a position they wouldn’t be in without both of their MVP candidates.
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