Masks of a King

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Left- This is one of the first images of Lundqvist in a Rangers uniform, from Sept. 20, 2005. Lundqvist and the Rangers took on the New York Islanders in a preseason game. He would sport the same mask in his NHL debut on October 8, a 3-2 shootout loss to the New Jersey Devils.

Right- During the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, Lundqvist represented Sweden during the tournament, but also brought with him a bit of New York. With Lady Liberty on one side of his mask and crowns on the other, Lundqvist would take home the gold medal after defeating Finland in the final.

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