BOSTON -- Henrik Lundqvist could have given himself a pass or pointed a finger at any one of the 18 New York Rangers skaters who play in front of him and blamed them for not stopping the Boston Bruins' surge in overtime Thursday night.
GAA: 1.76 | SVP: 0.945
It wasn't Lundqvist's fault he faced 16 shots. It wasn't his fault Derek Dorsett's interference penalty gave the Bruins momentum they would never give back.
But Lundqvist chose to do neither. He instead chose to pin the blame on himself for what he referred to as a "bad decision" on the 2-on-1 rush that led to Brad Marchand's overtime winner 15:40 into the extra period that gave the Bruins a 3-2 win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at TD Garden.
"I mean, it's a tough play but I could play it better," said Lundqvist, who finished the night with 45 saves.