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Lundqvist Sets Records In Rangers Win Over St. Louis

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)


Thursday night was wonderful for the New York Rangers at Scottrade Center. It was a big win for the team against the St. Louis Blues, but it was so much more, adding another chapter to the storied career of Henrik Lundqvist.

With the win, Lundqvist earned his 30th victory of the season.

Amazingly, he is the first goalie in NHL history to earn at least 30 wins in 10 of his 11 NHL seasons. Even more incredible is the fact that if it weren’t for the lockout shortened 2012-2013 season he likely would have had 11 in a row.

Lundqvist also joins an elite group — there are only two other goalies to ever earn 30 or more wins in at least 10 different seasons. The others are Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy; that’s not bad company to be counted among.

It’s only right that Lundqvist set a Rangers’ goaltending record as well in his NHL record-breaking night. With a save early in the night, Lundqvist passed Mike Richter for most career saves in New York Rangers history.

If all of that isn’t enough, Lundqvist also made a key save at a major point in the game in the third period to keep the score level. The resulting play from that save led to the Rangers game winning goal.

There’s a reason they call him the King.

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