Pierre McGuire was on Ottawa 1200 radio this morning and said that the Flyers should have beaten the Rangers last night.
Pierre said, "they had a chance to win in the first period, their PP was phenomenal."
He continued that "the biggest thing that happened is that Henrik Lundqvist came to play last night. Lundqvist world was right at the top of the mountain, he was as good as I have seen Hank in a very long time. The last time the Rangers were in Philly was 11/25 and they were out-shot 42-23 and won the game 3-2 and Lundqvist was super human."
Pierre said that he spoke with Lundqvist after the game and Lundqvist talked about how the Rangers knew they had to be "better as a group and they were, they were really, really good.
Pierre listed Lundqvist as one of two reasons for the Rangers win, with the other being Brady Skjei being moved up to skate with Ryan McDonagh, "that tandem played against Giroux and Voraceck and they were awesome. They weren't good, they were awesome. If they keep them together they could evolve into one of the better tandems in the league. Really, really good."
He was then asked about Lundqvist and his hold on being the starter and said, "he is there guy for the rest of this year for sure. I think that one thing that is helped him, Antti Raanta is pushing him. Hank is such a competitor and I think that is making him take note of every little thing he has to do to be good. Last night in the first period Philly was all over them, they played a solid game and didn't get rewarded and a big reason why was that Lundqvist was so darned good."