Rangers’ Lundqvist loses temper, pulled after neck spasms

Check out as a frustrated Henrik Lundqvist pushes the net off the moorings for not getting a penalty in the previous play.

Henrik Lundqvist has seen better nights.

The New York Rangers star goalie allowed three goals on 22 shots in a 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins Thursday and lost his temper in the second period.

Lundqvist was penalized for pushing his net off its moorings after he was run into by his own player. Lundqvist appeared upset that the officials did not blow the play dead so he took matters into his own hands. (Watch the play in the video above.)

Lundqvist was replaced by backup Antti Raanta after the second period and wasn’t on the bench for the rest of the game. At the time, some thought the Rangers might have been punishing Lundqvist for the penalty he took but that wasn’t the case.

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault told reporters in Pittsburgh following the game that Lundqvist was suffering neck spasms so they kept him out of the crease for precautionary reasons. Vigneault does not believe it’s serious.

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