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Henrik Lundqvist is giving up goals to Brandon Bollig

Henrik Lundqvist is not himself this season. Now he's giving up clean goals to Brandon Bollig.

Henrik Lundqvist is not having his best season for the New York Rangers.

This is a fact that is clear to anybody that's watched even a few of his games or taken a quick glance at his numbers, especially his past 12 starts where he's allowed at least three goals in 10 of them. Keep in mind, he allowed three or more goals just 14 times all of last season.

His struggles were on display in the second period in Chicago on Wednesday night when he was flat out beaten by a Brandon Bollig -- Brandon Bollig! -- snap shot on an odd-man rush.


Entering play on Wednesday Bollig had scored all of three goals in 88 career games.

That goal tied the game, 2-2, in the second period as the Blackhawks erased a two-goal deficit.

That goal, however bad it may have been, seemed to spark something in Lundqvist as he played great in the third period and slammed the door shut, including during a chaotic final minute directly in front of his crease, to help the Rangers to a 3-2 win.

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