Reading up on Lundqvist hard for Devils

- May 14th, 2012

NEWARK — Zach Parise had a good line when he was asked whether “the book” on Henrik Lundqvist was to shoot high.
“Can we get a copy of that book?,” said Parise, the New Jersey Devils captain, eliciting laughter. “You know more than us, apparently.”
The Washington Capitals appeared to go high on Lundqvist, the New York Rangers’ star netminder, during the Eastern Conference semifinal, but it didn’t get them very far.
“He is nominated for the best player of the regular season, isn’t he?” Devils forward Patrik Elias said. “So I don’t know if he has a weakness, especially this year. He is so confident and rightfully so.
“There’s different ways to get to him. Traffic. Try to screen as much as possible. We have to take a little extra time, make an extra two passes.”
Through two rounds, Lundqvist, a candidate for the Hart and Vezina Trophies, has a .937 save percentage and a 1.68 goals-against average with one shutout.

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