Mar 9, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) celebrates after defeating the Detroit Red Wings during the third period at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers defeated the Red Wings 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Henrik Lundqvist notches 300th career win as Rangers top Red Wings


What could be better than a 3-0 shutout over the Detroit Red Wings for New York Rangers fans? How about fan-favorite goalie Henrik Lundqvist picking up his 300th career win in the process.

Lundqvist notched 30 saves in the Rangers 3-0 shutout en route to his landmark win, which is also the 49th blanking of an opponent in his career.

The entirety of Madison Square Garden started to chanting “Hen-rik! Hen-rik!” as time expired and the Rangers began to celebrate.

The Rangers’ netminder now only trails Mike Richter in all-time wins for the franchise.

Lundqvist has struggled since the Winter Olympic games ended, going 0-2-1 in his first three starts after returning from Sochi. However, he has won two straight games with a three-game road trip to Carolina, Minnesota and Winnipeg next on the schedule.

The victory put the Rangers a game ahead of the Philadelphia Flyers in the East’s Metropolitan Division, and gives them a a three-point cushion over the Red Wings in the overall East standings.

[Source: NYDailyNews.com]

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  • johnny thomas

    The wings played horrible today no good passing the puck not going to the net enough and the defense was playing with the puck instead of getting it down the ice very bad game……..