Henrik Lundqvist— the New York Rangers stylish puck-stopper— had an F-Bomb get by the censors at NBC as he accepted the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender at the league's annual awards ceremony Wednesday night.
After Lunqvist nervously let the four-letter word slip out, the crowd at the Wynn Las Vegas resort simply laughed with the Swedish charmer as he apologized and continued thanking all of the people who supported him throughout his career.
Lesson learned. Just because you put a designer suit on a hockey player doesn't mean he's still not a hockey player.
The Blueshirts goalie received 17 of the 30 first-place votes from NHL generals managers— easily defeating Los Angeles Kings' Jonathan Quick (6 votes) and the Nashville Predators' Pekka Rinne (4 votes)— to take home his first Vezina Trophy.
Lundqvist, 30, had just thanked Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan when he took a nervous breath. "Oh ----," said Lunqvist, which got a laugh from the audience. "Sorry, but it feels good."
The classy goaltender— who has been named to People magazine's World's 100 Most Beautiful People list— has been nominated four times for the Vezina in seven NHL seasons. He went 39-18-5 in 62 appearances, setting a career high in wins and becoming the first goaltender in NHL history with 30 or more wins in each of his first seven seasons.