Erik Karlsson officially tied the knot Saturday, marrying long-time partner Melinda Currey at a private wedding in Ottawa.
The Senators’ star defenseman, who is known for his strong presence on social media, kept a low profile leading up to the big day and did not post any pictures from the wedding yet on his Instagram or Twitter accounts.
That last couple minutes, you hear the crowd, you get goosebumps. It was like my first game here 12 years ago, when they chanted my name. At times it feels surreal that you’re in that moment, that you’re here and playing, and at times you look at it as your job because you don’t want to complicate it. When you win here, at MSG, the crowd is really into it and it’s just the best feeling. That’s why you go to work every morning.
Lundqvist stopped 32 of 34 total shots, including 17 in the final period, to help the red-hot Rangers earn their fifth consecutive victory.
The 34-year old became the 12th goalie and first European-born goaltender in NHL history to reach the milestone. Lundqvist is also the fastest to do so in terms of appearances, accomplishing the feat in 727 games, eight fewer than former Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur.
Great moments … are born from great opportunity. And that’s what you have here, tonight, boys. That’s what you’ve earned here tonight. One game. If we played ’em ten times, they might win nine. But not this game. Not tonight. Tonight, we skate with them. Tonight, we stay with them. And we shut them down because we can! Tonight, we are the greatest hockey team in the world. You were born to be hockey players. Every one of you. And you were meant to be here tonight. This is your time. Their time is done. It’s over. I’m sick and tired of hearing about what a great hockey team the Soviets have. Screw ’em. This is your time. Now go out there and take it.