Henrik Lundqvist made 33 saves to earn his 18th win of the season. He has made at least 30 saves in eight games this season (including each of the last two contests); he has posted a 7-1-0 record, along with a 1.98 GAA, a .944 SV%, and 1 SO in games which he has made 30 or more saves in 2016-17. Lundqvist appeared in his 714th career NHL game, passing Andy Moog for sole possession of 23rd place on the NHL's all-time appearances list.
Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves in tonight's contest to earn his 17th win of the season. The Rangers' all-time wins and shutouts leader has made at least 30 saves in seven games this season; he has posted a 6-1-0 record, along with a 1.70 GAA, a .952 SV%, and 1 SO. Lundqvist has earned a win in each of his last five appearances against the Flyers, posting a 1.75 GAA and a .944 SV% in those games. Since Mar. 6, 2011, Lundqvist has posted a 19-3-1 record, along with a 1.81 GAA, a .942 SV%, and 2 SO in 23 appearances against the Flyers. Lundqvist has started both ends of a back-to-back set 77 times in his NHL career; he has posted a 49-21-7 record, along with a 2.05 GAA, a .929 SV%, and 8 SO in the second game of those back-to-back sets. Lundqvist appeared in his 713th career NHL game in tonight's contest, tying Andy Moog for 23rd place on the NHL's all-time appearances list.
The final three seasons of Dominik Hasek's NHL career were the first three of New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist. During the time when Hasek was putting a bow on his Hockey Hall of Fame career, when he won 389 NHL games and the Stanley Cup twice with the Detroit Red Wings, he remembered Lundqvist as a goalie whose game was balanced and consistent as early as his rookie season of 2005-06, when Lundqvist won 30 games and finished third in Vezina Trophy voting. "There were a lot of outstanding goalies from Europe in the NHL, goalies who had one or two fantastic seasons but the next year it was not that good anymore," Hasek told NHL.com/cs writer Michael Langr. "But Henrik has shown great results and performance in the constant basis throughout the entire course of his career. If I look back at that, no other goaltender from Europe in the NHL can compare to him. From this point of view, he's been the best of all European goalies." That's high praise from Hasek, a native of Pardubice, Czech Republic, and 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee. One of the League's most successful goalies of the 1990s and 2000s, "The Dominator" won the Hart Trophy in consecutive seasons (1996-97, 1997-98) and the Vezina Trophy six times. He also helped the Czech Republic win its only gold medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics and became the first Europe-born starting goalie to win the Cup in 2002. Lundqvist got win No. 389 in his 709th NHL game, compared to Hasek's 735. However, Lundqvist has 55 shootout wins; Hasek has six, having played the first 595 games of his NHL career before the shootout was adopted for the 2005-06 season. "Hats off for Henrik for how quickly he managed to reach such a number," Hasek said. "The truth is that new rules have helped him a bit with no more ties and with shootouts where you have the average of 50 percent of OT games end with your win. This can bring you about five to eight extra wins per season. But even with that, (389 wins) in just 705 games is a really great number." You play because of wins. That's what makes this statistics so important. Sure, just the number of wins is not a testimony of the goalie's performance. If you are not lucky enough and you'll end up in a weaker team, obviously the wins will come up slower. But myself and Henrik, we both got lucky to play on teams that had been quite good." Like Hasek, Lundqvist has plenty of experience in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Hasek competed in the postseason 13 times with the Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres and Red Wings. Lundqvist has 10 playoff appearances, helped the Rangers advance to the Stanley Cup Final in 2014, and is making another push to win an elusive championship "It's special to me," Lundqvist said Sunday of Hasek's record. "He's a player that's been a lot of inspiration for me growing up. I had posters of him on the wall. I remember watching him, highlights, how he played. He was the first guy I saw play paddle down. I didn't grow up with that style. It was something I watched. I went to practice and said, 'I'm going to try that because I saw Dominik do it.' "To be up there with him now, it's special for sure. I think he's up there with some of the best, with [Martin] Brodeur and [Patrick] Roy and him. The way they could dominate the game was fun to watch."
Henrik Lundqvist made 25 saves, and stopped all 17 shots he faced over the final two periods, to earn his 16th win of the season. Lundqvist earned his 390th career NHL win in tonight's contest, passing Dominik Hasek to become the all-time leader in wins by a European-born goaltender in NHL history. Lundqvist passed Hasek for sole possession of 12th place on the NHL's all-time wins list. In addition, Lundqvist made his 711th career appearance with the Rangers in tonight's contest, tying Olaf Kolzig for the fourth-most appearances by a goaltender with one franchise in NHL history. The only goaltenders in NHL history who have appeared in more career games with one franchise than Lundqvist has with the Rangers are Martin Brodeur (New Jersey), Tony Esposito (Chicago), and Terry Sawchuk (Detroit).
Henrik Lundqvist made 29 saves in regulation and overtime, and stopped three of four shooters he faced in the shootout, to earn his 15th win of the season. Lundqvist earned his 389th career NHL win in tonight's contest, tying Dominik Hasek for the most wins by a European-born goaltender in league history. In addition, Lundqvist tied Hasek for 12th place on the NHL's all-time wins list. In his last three starts, Lundqvist has posted a 3-0-0 record, along with a 0.98 GAA and a .967 SV% (87 saves on 90 shots). Lundqvist has posted a 14-5-1 record, along with a 2.19 GAA, a .927 SV%, and 1 SO in his last 20 starts, and he has allowed two goals or fewer in 14 of the 20 games. Lundqvist has now played both games of a back-to-back 76 times in the regular season in his NHL career. In the second game of the back-to-back set, Lundqvist has posted a 48-21-7 record, along with a 2.05 GAA, a .929 SV%, and 8 SO.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 31 of 32 shots he faced in regulation and overtime, including all 16 shots he faced in the third period and overtime, and didn't allow a goal on Nashville's two shootout attempts to earn his 14th win of the season. Lundqvist earned his 388th career NHL win in tonight's contest, and he is one win away from tying Dominik Hasek for the most wins by a European-born goaltender in league history. Over his last two starts, Lundqvist has posted a 2-0-0 record, along with a 0.50 GAA and a .983 SV% (58 saves on 59 shots). In addition, Lundqvist has posted a 13-5-1 record, along with a 2.21 GAA, a .927 SV%, and 1 SO in his last 19 starts, and he has allowed two goals or fewer in 13 of the 19 games. Lundqvist has made 30 or more saves in six contests this season, and he has posted a 5-1-0 record, along with a 1.65 GAA, a .954 SV%, and 1 SO in those contests. Lundqvist's 54 career shootout wins are the second-most among NHL goaltenders since the shootout was implemented in 2005-06 (Ryan Miller - 57).