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Henrik Lundqvist would like to forget the first three months of the season.
He was simply off his game. In October, he had a .908 save percentage. In November, he had a .924 save percentage. In December, it plummeted to .888.
But in January, the King found his crown, posting an 8-3-1 record, with a stellar .938 save percentage.
He started off February with a bang, stopping 27 shots in a victory over the Colorado Avalanche.
It's safe to say he's back. Maybe it was adjusting to Alain Vigneault's system, maybe he was just in an extended slump. But Lundqvist is back playing fantastic hockey, and it's no coincidence that the Rangers' rise in the standings has coincided with the goaltender's stellar play.
It does bear watching whether or not Lundqvist will suffer by playing so much with Team Sweden. But things are looking up.
His grade suffers, of course, from the awful start. But it will most definitely increase once the season is over.