Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves, and stopped all 17 shots he faced in the third period, to earn his 400th career NHL win. Lundqvist is the 12th goaltender in NHL history who has earned at least 400 career wins, and he is the first goaltender in franchise history who has earned 400 career wins with the Rangers. Lundqvist earned his 400th career NHL win in his 727th career NHL appearance, and according to the Elias Sports Bureau, Lundqvist is the fastest goaltender to earn 400 career wins in NHL history (Martin Brodeur was previously the fastest goaltender to reach 400 career wins, accomplishing the feat in his 735th career NHL appearance). Also according to the Elias Sports Bureau, Lundqvist is the third-youngest goaltender to reach the 400-win plateau, and the only two goaltenders who were younger than Lundqvist when they earned their 400th career NHL win were Brodeur and Patrick Roy (both goaltenders have held the NHL's all-time wins record at some point in their careers). Lundqvist is the third goaltender in NHL history who has earned at least 400 career wins with one franchise (Brodeur - New Jersey; Tony Esposito - Chicago), and he is the second goaltender in NHL history to earn all of his first 400 career wins with one franchise (Brodeur - New Jersey). Lundqvist, who has also registered 61 shutouts in his career, is one of nine goaltenders in NHL history who have earned at least 400 career wins and 60 career shutouts (along with Brodeur, Roy, Esposito, Terry Sawchuk, Jacques Plante, Glenn Hall, Ed Belfour, and Roberto Luongo). Lundqvist, who became the all-time wins leader by a European-born goaltender on Dec. 31, 2016 at Colorado, is now the first European-born goaltender who has earned at least 400 career wins in NHL history. Lundqvist has earned 225 of his 400 career NHL wins at Madison Square Garden, and he has earned more wins at either the current Madison Square Garden or MSG III (the 'Old Garden') than any other goaltender in NHL history.
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