Post-heart surgery health, NHL playoffs, style

The most moving and arduous moments of Henrik Lundqvist’s life unfolded over a period of 12 months.

First, he moved from his team of 15 years, the New York Rangers, to the Washington Capitals in September 2020. Then came the shocking news that he would need open-heart surgery, forcing him eventually to walk away from the game he loved.

It was all caught on camera – culminating with his retirement from the No. 30 jersey in front of a sold-out Madison Square Garden in January 2022. The film, aptly named “Open Heart,” was directed by Jonathan Hock (an ESPN “30 for 30 veteran) and will debut in June at the Tribeca Film Festival. Lundqvist said the film’s central question is what all athletes have to deal with when they stop playing.

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