(Week of Jan. 2-8)
The Winning Moment ...
Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist's clutch save on a penalty shot by Philadelphia's Danny Briere with only 19.6 seconds left in the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 2 at Citizens Bank Park was named the newyorkrangers.com Moment of the Week for Week 14 of the 2011-12 regular season. Lundqvist won with an overwhelming majority of the vote from Rangers fan -- 77.9 percent. Finishing second was Brad Richards' game-winning goal earlier in the third period of the Winter Classic. Richards took 10.3 percent of the vote. Coming in third was Marian Gaborik's OT goal against the Florida Panthers on Jan. 5 at MSG. Gaborik took 6.8 percent of the ballot to edge fourth-place finisher Brandon Dubinsky, who collected 5 percent for his shorthanded goal on Jan. 6 at Pittsburgh.
|Rangers 3, Flyers 2 at Citizens Bank Park
||Jan. 2, 2012|
Henrik Lundqvist stops Danny Briere penalty shot with 19.6 seconds to go in Winter Classic
Description: Lundqvist's signature moment came with 19.6 seconds left after Ryan McDonagh was whistled for covering the puck in the crease. Briere streaked down the ice, trying to force OT. Lundqvist dropped to his knees and stoned Briere with his pads when the center tried to sneak it through his legs.
• GAME RECAP (Click image at left to play video)
Comments from fans who voted for Lundqvist's Save against Briere ...
This is a something that will be replayed forever, much like Richter stoping Bure in the Cup Finals.
-- Chris from Denville, N.J.
A solidifying moment of a Stanley Cup year!
-- Seamus from New York, N.Y.
The refs did everything they could to hand the Flyers a goal ... but King Henrik had other ideas.
-- Kyle Meyers from Flemington, N.J.
I couldn't breathe for minutes before the King shut the door.
-- Ira from Sacramento, Calif.
This is it, baby. ... Winter Classic's save.
-- Horace Noel Jr. from Montreal, Quebec
I was screaming when it happened, enough said. Penalty shot, King Henrik for the win.
-- Matt from Chelmsford, Mass.
I was at the Winter Classic and experienced it live! Henrik is the KING! Let's Go Rangers!
-- Nick from Queens, N.Y.
Epic save to secure a important win.
-- Johannes Sulo from Gustavsberg, Sweden
It seemed as if the save was in slow-motion as Hank showed why he's the best, especially on the national stage.
-- Anthony Episcopio from Brooklyn, N.Y.
I had a flashback to Richter stopping Bure.
-- Jon Roberts from Waterloo, N.Y.
The "King" crowned the victory at the Classic.
-- Dan from Monroe Township, N.J.
An epic and very emotional moment in the game.
-- Andrea Branca from Bellinzona, Switzerland.
This was an exceptional way to conclude ALL of the events leading to the winter classic!
-- Rocky D. from Levittown, Pa.
No matter who the Flyers sign, we have the No. 1 goalie!
-- Donna from Holtsville, N.Y.
The KING was shining at the Winter Classic.
-- Diane L. from Eastchester, N.Y.
It felt awesome to beat Philly in their own city, especially by Henrik taking away an unnecessary opportunity given by the refs.
-- Kelli Feneran from Toms River, N.J.
The game was back and forth, extremely emotional, and Lundqvist came up at the right moment to seal the game.
-- Jack McGovern from Rye, N.Y.
Nineteen seconds left with the world watching.
-- Todd Fein from Princeton, N.J.
Lundqvist has been such a rock for the Rangers this year, and this just added to the fun atmosphere of the Winter Classic.
-- Ryan from Long Island, N.Y.
If ever there was a time to fist-pump the air in celebration, this was it. Edge-of-the-seat tension, with the best way to end our first "classic" game.
-- Tom Moore from Birmingham, England