Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves to record his eighth win of the playoffs. The Rangers goaltender has established a new NHL record with his fifth consecutive victory in a Game 7. Lundqvist is 5-1 with a 1.00 GAA, a .965 SV%, and one shutout in six career Game 7s, including a 5-0 record with a 0.80 GAA, a .973 SV%, and one shutout in his last five Game 7s. Lundqvist has also posted a 10-2 record, along with a 1.32 GAA, a .957 SV%, and two shutouts in his last 12 games when the Rangers have faced elimination. The contest was Lundqvist’s 80th consecutive playoff start. Lundqvist is the third goalie in NHL history to make 80 consecutive playoff starts with one team (Martin Brodeur – 194 with New Jersey; Patrick Roy – 133 with Colorado). As of the conclusion of the Rangers’ contest tonight, Lundqvist ranks first in the NHL in wins (eight), second in GAA (1.99), and second in SV% (.931) in the playoffs.
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