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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Henrik Lundqvist Post-Game Video Interview; Records 8th Career Playoff Shutout in Game 7 Victory

ShareThis  Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves to post his second straight shutout, eighth career in the playoffs, and improved to 29-33 in 62 career postseason contests. It is the 18th time he has posted 30 or more saves in a playoff game, registering a 9-9 record with a 1.49 goals against average, .941 save percentage, and four shutouts in those contests. Lundqvist passed Dave Kerr for second on the Rangers’ all-time playoff shutouts list, and is now one postseason shutout shy of Mike Richter for first in franchise history. Lundqvist improved to 3-1 with a 1.00 goals against average, .963 save percentage, and one shutout in four career Game 7s. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Lundqvist’s 1.00 goals against average is tied for first in the NHL all-time among goalies who have appeared in at least three career Game 7s.  Lundqvist is the first goalie to post shutouts in Games 6 and 7 of a playoff series since Dominik Hasek with Detroit in the 2002 Western Conference Final against Colorado. *courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau - It is the fifth time a Rangers’ goalie posted shutouts in consecutive playoff games, and the first time since Mike Richter in the first round of the 1994 playoffs.

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