Henrik Lundqvist robs Thomas Vanek with sprawling blocker save

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The King is back.

After getting pulled midway through the Rangers' Game 5 loss to the Montreal Canadiens, Henrik Lundqvist wasn't really challenged in the first period on Thursday.

But in a scoreless game midway through the second period he ended up making one of his best saves of the postseason. Lundqvist somehow kept this Thomas Vanek shot out of the net with an acrobatic move that looked like it came out of the Dominik Hasek playbook for goalies.

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Incredible stuff. And it became even bigger a few minutes later when Dominic Moore scored for the Rangers to take a 1-0 lead into the third period.

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