The Moment: 2011-12 Eastern Conference Final, Games 4 through 6
Why It's Haunting: If you want to boil this down to a specific moment, Adam Henrique's Game 6 OT winner would probably be it. Considering that the New York Rangers had the New Jersey Devils on the ropes after Game 3 though, Games 4 through 6 in their entirety must be haunting for Henrik Lundqvist.
Arguably the best goaltender in the NHL year in and year out, Lundqvist was the backbone of the Rangers in 2011-12. He backed them to a 109-point season, helped them win the Division and the Eastern Conference before leading them to the Eastern Conference Final.
Through the first three games, Lundqvist was deserving of his "King" moniker. He shut the Devils out twice, putting New York firmly in the driver's set.
Something happened between Games 3 and 4 though, because the Rangers wouldn't be in control of the series again and Lundqvist would suddenly look very human. He allowed 12 goals in Games 4 through 6, allowing the Devils to not only claw back into the series, but to win it entirely.
How to Exorcise the Demons: Lundqvist, is 31 now and that is still the closest he's ever been to the Stanley Cup Final. Considering he rarely—if ever—is victimized for 12 goals across three games, it must be tough to live with the fact that he did it during the Eastern Conference Final.
While no one questions Lundqvist's regular-season dominance, his only chance at redemption is to be in the same situation, only this time not drop the ball.