Henrik Lundqvist Celebrates End of NHL Lockout with Jimmy Fallon

By Stephanie Lewark
Marc DesRosiers – USA TODAY Sports

The NHL lockout is over and all of us hockey fans are ecstatic about it just as, I’m sure, all the players are.  New York Rangers goalie, Henrik Lundqvist, went on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this past Friday to commemorate the end of the lockout by playing his rainbow-colored pointy guitar into the commercial break.  A “plug,” of sorts, for the return of the NHL on Jan. 19 (I find it odd that other teams aren’t taking advantage of this type of opportunity to rally the fans back to the NHL).

In a segment of his show dedicated to writing thank-you notes to various people, places and things, Fallon thanked the NHL (“thank you the NHL” – what?) for ending the lockout including a thank-you to “New York Rangers goalie, Henrik Lundqvist, for celebrating by coming on our show and playing ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ on the guitar.”

We’ve seen this somewhere before, haven’t we?  Lundqvist and his band, Noise Upstairs, rocked out at a charity event last February and it featured this very infamous solo among other songs, but is this the only song in Lundqvist’s repertoire?  Don’t quit your day job, King Henrik!

Want to catch more of Lundqvist doing what he does best?  Watch him and the Rangers take on Boston Bruins on Jan. 19 at 7:00 pm (est).

Stephanie Lewark is a featured Pittsburgh Penguins columnist for RantSports.com. If you enjoy her articles / posts, you can follow her on Twitter (@steelcitysports), check out her personal Facebook page (via Networked Blogs), visit her personal Tumblr page, or stop by her Pinterest page.


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