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Video: Ovechkin foils Lundqvist, spoils Rangers’ strong start

Henrik Lundqvist, Alex Ovechkin

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) keeps his eye on the puck as it sails by his face after Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8) took a shot on Lundqvist in the third period of their NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. The Rangers defeated the Capitals 4-1. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)


The New York Rangers looked great during much of the first period of Game 1, but Alex Ovechkin’s one of those rare snipers who can change things with the flick of a wrist.

New York managed a 12-7 shot advantage in the opening frame, yet Ovechkin’s attempt was the only one to hit a net, giving the Washington Capitals an early 1-0 lead. Should Henrik Lundqvist have stopped this laser?

(Easier said than done, obviously.)