They call Henrik Lundqvist “The King” on Broadway.
But there is one crown he’d like to wear the most: Stanley Cup champion.
Yes, the New York Rangers’ goalie has a gold medal from the 2006 Olympics to go along with world championship titles with Sweden, but until he wins a Stanley Cup, there will always be questions.
Those whispers about Lundqvist, 32, started to swirl again after he was yanked by Rangers coach Alain Vigneault in Game 5 in a 7-4 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday.
Since the Rangers have no desire to return here for a Game 7 on Saturday night at the Bell Centre, the club’s best bet is to wrap up this series in Game 6 on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.
To do that, Lundqvist has to return to form as quickly as possible.
After giving up four goals on 18 shots before being replaced by backup Cam Talbot, with the Habs leading 4-1, even hat-trick hero Rene Bourque fired one last dart at Lundqvist post-game.