Alain Vigneault (center) wasn't afraid to take his star player to task after Tuesday's game. (Scott Levy/Getty Images)
Even Henrik Lundqvist, who won the 2012 Vezina Trophy (given to the league's best goaltender), isn't above Rangers coach Alain Vigneault's wrath.
After last night's 3-2 loss to the Devils, Vigneault was asked by reporters about New Jersey's second goal, which came on backhanded shot at a bad angle with 46.1 seconds left in the second period.
“I’m not quite sure what happened there,” Vigneault said. “It’s an easy first man on the puck. Mind you, it’s a routine save.”
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Lundqvist, who made 25 saves and was checked on by trainers after being hit in the arm with a shot later in the game, admitted he should have made the save despite one of his defenders being out of position.
The Rangers goalie is off to a somewhat rocky start this season, as he's tied for 20th in the league with a .915 save percentage, and has a 2.51 goals against average. New York is 9-9 this season, including 6-7 with Lundqvist manning the net and 3-2 without him.
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