By Michael Androsiglio

Regis Philbin and the stars of television’s newest sports talk show, “Crowd Goes Wild”, recently sat down with New York Rangers’ goaltender Henrik Lundqvist to discuss the serious, and not-so-serious, aspects of playing hockey. The topics ranged from the pressure of an overtime period to the not-so-fashionable Team USA hockey jerseys.

Lundqvist, regarded as one of the league’s premier shootout goalies, explained that overtime periods and shootout contests are “stressful,” but that he has come to enjoy the pressure, and values the stress as part of the game.

“I like to be under a little bit of stress,” Lundqvist stated. “After a while, you miss that pressure.”

Henrik was nothing but optimistic when sharing his hopes for the Rangers’ continued successes. He expressed his support for new coach, Alain Vigneault, and believes the coach will further the team’s progress and “take the next step” towards the Stanley Cup. “I think this is the year,” added Lundqvist.

Henrik’s appearance on the show wasn’t all business, however. When asked to give his opinion on the recently unveiled Team USA’s Olympic jerseys, the fashionable Lundqvist could not help but laugh. “I love the blue crowns that we have in Sweden, so I cannot really comment on another country,” deferred Lundqvist.

Nice save, Hank.

“Crowd Goes Wild” airs weekdays at 5 PM on Fox Sports 1.