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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Post-Game Notes & Reaction; King Henrik Records Career-High 11th Shutout of Season

ShareThis *Henrik Lundqvist stopped 26 shots to post his career-high, 11th shutout of the season, while appearing in his 400th career game. He is now 33-24-5 overall, including a 19-11-1 mark on the road. His 11 shutouts and 19 road wins both lead the league. In the last 10 games, Lundqvist is 8-1-1 with a 1.67 goals against average, a .942 save percentage and three shutouts over the span.

* Lundqvist’s 11 shutouts are tied for second in team history for most shutouts in a season, and are the most by a Ranger goalie since John Ross Roach posted 13 shutouts in 1928-29.

From Ranger Rants:

The Rangers are now on an 8-1-1 streak. And Henrik Lundqvist leads the NHL with 11 shutouts, becoming the first Rangers goalie since John Ross Roach had a team-record 13 in 1928-29. Yes, Lundqvist is very much a Vezina candidate.

And a sore Vezina candidate at that. Lundqvist said that collision with Patrice Bergeron in the second period may have set him back a week in terms of how his stiff neck feels. That’s the bad news. The good news is Lundqvist has played through the pain to this point (and very well, I might add) and says even this setback won’t keep him out of the lineup.

“If I didn’t have it (the sore neck) I wouldn’t have noticed but now a little pop and I feel it,” Lundqvist said.

“Guys just battled hard tonight,” Henrik Lundqvist said. “It was great to see the way we bounced back from the other night. So many big blocks we talked about it going into the game. Blocking shots was going to be a big part because their defense is very active. The puck goes back to the blue line a lot. They’re shooting fast. Coming up with those blocks was big. Me personally I just tried to fight all night to see the puck and felt like I was very active. As the game went on it got more and more intense. It’s a great feeling.”

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