Real recognizes real. No matter the stakes.
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist couldn't hide his admiration for an incredible save made by his Montreal Canadiens counterpart, Carey Price, at the end of overtime Tuesday, even if it did end up costing them a point in the standings.
In the waning seconds of overtime, Rangers forward J.T. Miller appeared to have an open net, but Price went diving across the ice like a shortstop, blocking the puck with his body.
Lundqvist, who had some pretty impressive saves of his own on Tuesday, could only shake his head as he skated past Price toward the bench before the shootout.
"I just said nice save. You have to appreciate goaltending when it's that good," Lundqvist said.
Just some mutual respect between Vezina winners.
Video: MTL@NYR: Price dives for remarkable late save in OT