Silverman: Red-Hot Lundqvist Is The Rangers’ Only Hope

Originally posted on CBS New York:

By Steve Silverman
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Go for it, Hank.

He may be tired and he may be overworked, but if the Rangers are going to make the playoffs, Henrik Lundqvist has to continue to be the man.

With the Rangers playing at Philadelphia on Tuesday night, Lundqvist figures to be in goal, as he almost always is.

The Rangers have played 41 games and Lundqvist has played 36 of them. There’s simply no time or no place for a rest. Lundqvist is the Rangers’ best asset, and if they are going to hold off the Winnipeg Jets or Buffalo Sabres — and they probably will — they have to continue to lean on Lundqvist.

He is their best player, and it’s not even close. Rick Nash is superbly talented at forward and you can’t take anything away from Ryan Callahan, but Lundqvist is probably the best player in…

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