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49ers coach Kyle Shanahan lauds Marquise Goodwin: ‘He was hurting’


Kyle Shanahan had nothing but praise for Marquise Goodwin after his stellar game against the Giants on Sunday.

The 49ers receiver suffered the loss of his baby the night before, and the fact that he wanted to play really stood out to Shanahan.

It was after the game that Goodwin took to Instagram to reveal that his wife delivered their stillborn son the night before just 19 weeks into her pregnancy. However, Goodwin arrived at the team facility hours after the delivery and said he needed to play.

“He was struggling with it for obvious reasons and he decided to play, which we were very grateful for,” Shanahan said. “And I think he did a hell of a job for his wife (Sunday), being there for her and helped out his family from that aspect and also helped out his family here, too.”

Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves as the Rangers won for the eighth time in their last 10 games.

Sebastian Aho scored for the fifth game in a row and Teuvo Teravainen had an assist in his fifth straight to lead the Hurricanes. Scott Darling stopped just 21 of 27 shots.

That was all the cushion Lundqvist needed. The decorated goalie stopped the Hurricanes’ final 24 shots to squash any hopes of a comeback, including a spectacular, sprawling grab to rob Eric Staal of a power-play goal that would’ve made it a one-goal game late in the first.

With Lundqvist holding off Carolina, the Rangers piled on in the third. Kreider buried a nifty backhand pass from Mats Zuccarello 20 seconds in, and Fast finished it with a pair of one-timers.broncos_087-500x500

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