The New York Rangers victory at Madison Square Garden moved Henrik Lundqvist into ninth on the NHL All-Time wins list.
Tuesday night was a big night for the New York Rangers. After entering the third period against the Golden Knights down 4-2, they scored four unanswered goals to win the game 6-4. Mika Zibanejad scored the game winner on the power play. But, the win was only the primary story of the night.
The other major story of the night goes to Henrik Lundqvist. With the win, the “King” passes Glenn Hall for ninth on the all-time wins list with 408. Though he gave up four goals, Lundqvist had a fantastic evening, keeping the Rangers in the game despite fighting through heavy traffic to make saves, especially in the first two periods. He stopped 30 shots on the night for the victory.
What can we say about this guy that hasn’t already been said? He has done everything that can be done in this game except for win a cup. His 30+ win seasons, the clutch victories, the shutouts, and all of the memorable stops through the years have been special for all of us. As Rangers fans, we have all been lucky that the career of Mike Richter segued almost immediately into the career of Henrik Lundqvist. We are just plain lucky.
The victory over the Golden Knights is just another landmark in a career that has been full of them. Lundqvist has remained the team’s top attraction through all of the changes through the years, and all of the times they haven’t been able to score. I don’t think we can forget the “Tort” days. At times they would have been horrible if it weren’t for the King.
Tonight, it’s big time congratulations to the Rangers all-time leader. Let’s hope we can bring this man a championship.