Rangers veteran Henrik Lundqvist joined an elite group of NHL goaltenders Saturday as he earned his 400th career win in a 4-2 victory over the Avalanche at Madison Square Garden.
“I’m just really proud and really thankful for the opportunity,” Lundqvist said after the game, via Newsday. “This organization means so much to me. I will definitely enjoy this tonight and reflect a little bit. I had a lot of good teammates and you think back to them because they’re part of it as well.
Long-time hockey reporter Don Brennan did his best to chronicle the day for The Ottawa Citizen. Though he did speak with the mothers of both the bride and the groom –with the Citizen posting photos of the moms, including several of Ulla Karin Karlsson’s tattoo of her children, which includes, of course, Erik — Brennan did not even catch a glimpse of the happy couple much less speak with Karlsson and Currey before being ushered off the grounds.
Karlsson, the two-time Norris Trophy winner who was again a finalist as the league’s top defenseman this year following a 71-point season, helped lead the Senators to the Eastern Conference Final this past spring, ultimately dropping a heartbreaking double-overtime Game Seven to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Penguins. Karlsson, Ottawa’s captain, played through multiple foot fractures during the post-season. He underwent surgery on his left foot in early June.
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Granato recently helped turn around the team at Wisconsin, which went 20-15-1 in 2016-17, Granato’s first season as head coach, after going 8-19-8 the year prior.
The United States is also hoping for a comeback of sorts. Most recently the Americans went 0-3 at the World Cup of Hockey in September 2016. The U.S. failed to medal at the 2014 Olympics New Nike NFL Jerseys in Wholesale NFL Jerseys Sochi after winning silver at Vancouver in 2010.