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NHL PLAYER, Henrik Lundqvist

BIOGRAPHY

Born Mar 02, 1982 -- Åre, Sweden
Selected by New York Rangers round 7 #205 overall 2000 NHL Entry Draft

Henrik Lundqvist (born 2 March 1982) is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Before winning the Vezina Trophy in 2012, he was nominated in each of his first three seasons, and is the only goaltender in NHL history to record 30 wins in each of his first seven seasons. His dominating play during his rookie season resulted in the New York media and Rangers fans giving him the nickname "King Henrik". During the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, he led the Swedish men's team to their second Olympic gold medal.

Before joining the Rangers, Lundqvist played for Frölunda HC in the Swedish Elitserien. During his years in Sweden, he developed into the league's finest goaltender, winning the Honken Trophy three consecutive seasons; 2003, 2004 and 2005. In 2005 he also won two of the most prestigious awards in Swedish ice hockey, the Golden Puck and the Golden Helmet.

Lundqvist is considered a butterfly style goalie, though unorthodox because of the aggressive way he performs the butterfly. He is best known for his sensational quickness, athleticism and strong positional play.

On 13 February 2008, Lundqvist signed a six-year contract with the Rangers worth $41.25 million, averaging $6.875 million a season. This made him the highest paid goaltender in the NHL on average over the length of his contract. On 24 February 2008, Lundqvist became the first Rangers goaltender to record eight shutouts in a single season since Eddie Giacomin in 1970–71. On 6 March 2008, Lundqvist recorded his 30th win of the season, making him just the second goaltender, along with Ron Hextall, to record at least 30 wins in each of his first three NHL seasons. On 9 March 2008, Lundqvist became the first Rangers goaltender to record 9 shutouts in a season since Eddie Giacomin's 1966–67 season in a 1-0 win against the Boston Bruins.

On 27 February 2012, Lundqvist extended his own record as he became the first NHL goalie to win at least 30 games in his first seven seasons in a 2-0 shutout win over the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. On 20 June 2012, Lundqvist won his first Vezina trophy at the 2012 NHL Awards in Las Vegas, NV.

Lundqvist is the all time leader among goaltenders, and eleventh overall of all players, in games played for the Swedish national junior's ice hockey team. Lundqvist's most memorable international performance came at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, where he led Sweden to the gold medal over their arch rival, Finland. In six Olympic starts, Lundqvist went 5–1, allowing only 12 goals with a .907 save percentage.

Source: Wikipedia

NEWS

Lundqvist Named 1st star in Rangers’ win November 27, 2018

Henrik Lundqvist steered aside 29 of the 31 shots he faced last night, as the New York Rangers defeated the Ottawa Senators by a score of 4-2. The Swedish netminder, who would go on to be named the first star of the game, won for the 3rd time in his last four outings. The 36-year-old has put up impressive numbers this season, tallying a .921 save percentage and 2.60 goals against average in 19 games.

For more on last night’s game, check out the nhl.com story here

 

Lundqvist records milestone victory November 13, 2018

Henrik Lundqvist recorded his 437th career win last night, moving into a tie for 7th on the all-time wins list. The future hall-of-fame goaltender steered aside 25 saves in the New York Rangers’ win, a 2-1 defeat of the Vancouver Canucks.  For the season, the native of Are, Sweden has a record of 6-6-2, with an excellent save percentage of .923 and goals against average of 2.54.

For more on Lundqvist, keep reading the nhl.com story here.

 

Lundqvist shines in Rangers’ win November 05, 2018

Henrik Lundqvist was named the first star of the game last night, as the New York Rangers defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 3-1. The Swedish netminder steered aside 39 of the 40 shots he faced in the contest, en route to his second consecutive win. Despite the fact that the Rangers are in the midst of a rebuild, the 36-year-old star has been solid between the pipes this season, registering above average numbers in both save percentage (.923) and goals against average (2.61).

For more on last night’s game, check out the nhl.com story here.  

 

 

Lundqvist and Zuccarello face off in charity contest August 23, 2018

New York Rangers’ teammates Henrik Lundqvist and Mats Zuccarello hosted a charity hockey game earlier this month, called the Henke and Zucca Summer Classic 2018. The event benefitted both Lundqvist and Zuccarello’s foundations, along with the international humanitarian organization, Right to Play. The game, which included a collection of hockey stars from past and present, finished 10-7 for team Henke. The standout player from the contest was Zuccarello himself (who tallied four goals), though Lundqvist had the last laugh, stopping a Zuccarello penalty shot en route to claiming the win.

For more on Lundqvist and Zuccarello, check out the nhl.com story here.  

 

Lundqvist looking to come back strong in 2018-19 June 07, 2018

After dealing with injury issues throughout the entirety of last season, All-star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is feeling almost 100% healthy for the first time in a while, and is looking forward to a clean slate in 2018-19. The 36-year-old Swedish star has no intention of slowing down in the near future, and has already been back on the ice this summer to work on different aspects of his game. Lundqvist finished his 2017-18 campaign with a record of 26-26-7, a 2.98 GAA and a save percentage of .915.

For more on Lundqvist, kep reading the tsn.ca story here

 

Lundqvist shuts the door in Rangers’ triumph February 12, 2018

Henrik Lundqvist won his second straight game last night, guiding the New York Rangers to a 3-1 defeat of the Winnipeg Jets. The future Hall of Fame netminder was stellar in the win, steering aside 37 of the 38 shots he faced, including a 17-shot barrage in the 3rd period. For the season, the Are, Sweden-native is on pace for a 12th season with 30 or more wins, which would tie him for 2nd all-time in that category. Through 48 games, Lundqvist currently owns a 23-17 record, with a save percentage of .919 and a goals-against-average of 2.73.

For more on Lundqvist and last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com article here

Lundqvist achieves yet another milestone December 15, 2017

The New York Rangers may have lost on Wednesday night, but for Henrik Lundqvist it marked another milestone achievement, as the Swedish goaltender broke the 20,000 save barrier in the 3-2 loss. Now with 20,023 career saves, the Vezina-trophy winning goalie joins 14 others who have reached the 20k save plateau, 7 of which are hall-of-famers.  Compared to the other netminders on this star-studded list, Lundqvist ranks 2nd in goals-against average (2.33) and a close second in save percentage (.91958).

For more on Lundqvist, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Lundqvist enters season in good frame of mind September 28, 2017

Henrik Lundqvist is feeling good entering his 13th NHL season this fall, and much of it has to do with the way his last competitive game ended – that with a win for home country Sweden in the 2017 IIHF World Championships. Despite lacking a Stanley Cup win on his resume, the 35-year-old goaltender has been among the elite in his profession for over a decade now, and will easily go down in history as one of the best of all time. The 2017-18 season marks another big opportunity for the Swedish star to notch his first Cup triumph, and going into the season on a winning note certainly will not hurt his chances of achieving that goal.

For more on Lundqvist, check out the nhl.com story here.

 

 

Lundqvist getting back into form with training camp on the horizon August 10, 2017

Henrik Lundqvist is starting to feel like his old self again, almost three months removed from an injury he suffered at the IIHF World Championships. The 35-year-old New York Rangers goaltender is on track to being completely fit for the beginning of training camp, which is set to commence on September 15th. The Swedish star continues to be one of the NHL’s finest netminders. In 2016-17 he registered 31 wins, marking the 11th time in 12 seasons that he has won 30 or more games.

For more on Lundqvist, keep reading the nhl.com story here

 

Lundqvist and Zuccarello give Rangers first win May 03, 2017

Henrik Lundqvist was solid between the pipes and Mats Zuccarello supplied the offence, as the New York Rangers climbed back into their Eastern Conference Semifinals series with a 4-1 defeat of the Ottawa Senators. Zuccarello got the Rangers off on the right foot, scoring the game’s first goal before adding an assist on the second. He would eventually go on to be named the 1st star of the contest. Up early, Lundqvist would hold down the fort the rest of the way, steering aside 26 of the 27 shots he faced for his 5th win of the 2017 NHL Playoffs.

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Lundqvist provides clutch performance in Game 1 triumph April 13, 2017

Henrik Lundqvist steered aside all 31 shots he faced last night, as the New York Rangers claimed Game 1 of their Eastern Conference First Round matchup with Montreal, winning by a score of 2-0. The Swedish netminder would eventually go on to be named the 1st star of the contest. The shutout gave Lundqvist 10 for his career, putting him first overall in that category among active goalies.

For more on Lundqvist and last night’s game, check out the tsn.ca recap here

Lundqvist records 400th win of his career February 13, 2017

Henrik Lundqvist became just the 12th player in NHL history to win 400 games on Saturday, as the New York Rangers defeated the Colorado Avalanche, 4-2. The Swedish goaltender turned aside 32 shots in the victory, winning his 5th game in a row in the process. The 34-year-old also broke a record with the win, becoming the fastest in history to reach the 400-win plateau (727 games). He also joined NHL greats Martin Brodeur and Tony Esposito as the only netminders to record 400 wins with the same team.

For more on Lundqvist and Saturday’s contest, check out the nhl.com recap here

Lundqvist shuts the door in Rangers’ win February 08, 2017

Henrik Lundqvist was in scintillating form on Tuesday, turning aside 43 of the 44 shots he faced in a 4-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. It was the 3rd consecutive win for the All-world goaltender, and the 4th time he has been named the 1st star in his last 6 starts. He has 5 wins in that span, and a GAA (goals against average) of 1.50. For the season, the Swedish star has a record of 24-13-1, with a GAA of 2.69 and a .910 save percentage.

For more on Lundqvist, keep reading the nhl.com recap here

Zuccarello and Lundqvist lead Rangers to win January 24, 2017

Mats Zuccarello scored the game-winning goal and Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 36 shots, as the New York Rangers defeated the Los Angeles Kings, 3-2. Zuccarello was named the game’s 2nd star, scoring a big goal early in the 3rd period that would eventually become the game winner. The speedy winger is currently on an impressive point streak, tallying a goal and seven assists in his last six games. Lundqvist, meanwhile, has been on a mini streak of his own, winning his last three games with a .956 save percentage in that span.

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com story here.

Lundqvist shuts the door in Rangers’ win January 23, 2017

Henrik Lundqvist kept the puck out of his net for over 60 minutes last night, guiding the New York Rangers to a 1-0, overtime victory over the Detroit Red Wings. The 34-year-old Swedish star turned aside all 21 shots he faced in the victory, recording the 61st shutout of his career. It was the Are-native’s second win a row, and 20th of the season.

For more on Lundqvist and last night’s game, check out the nhl.com story here

Lundqvist and Skjei help Rangers defeat Flyers January 05, 2017

Henrik Lundqvist steered aside 30 shots and Brady Skjei tallied an assist, as the New York Rangers cruised to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. Lundqvist would eventually be named the 2nd star of the contest, en route to his 17th win of the season. Skjei, meanwhile, had an excellent game on the Rangers blue line, adding 4 hits and a +3 rating to his assist. Drafted 28th overall in the 2012 NHL Draft, the Lakeville, Minnesota-native has been excellent in his first full season with the Rangers, registering 17 point (1 goal, 16 assists) and a +4 rating through 40 games.

For more on last night’s Rangers’ win, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Lundqvist named 2nd star of week December 19, 2016

Henrik Lundqvist was one of the standout performers of this past week, posting a record of 3-0-0 with an impressive GAA of 0.98 and a save percentage of .967.  The 34-year-old also created history on Saturday night, tying Dominic Hasek for most all-time wins by a European goalie with 389, following his 29-save effort versus the New Jersey Devils. The native of Are, Sweden is having another excellent season between the pipes for the Rangers, registering a 2.34 GAA, .920 save percentage and 15-8-1 record through 24 games.

For more on Lundqvist, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Lundqvist displays remarkable composure in shutout win December 16, 2016

Henrik Lundqvist turned aside all 27 shots he faced last night, as the New York Rangers defeated the Dallas Stars, 2-0. The Swedish netminder did not technically record a shutout in the victory, after an illegal hit behind his net sidelined him for 5 minutes in the first period.  After undergoing the concussion protocol, the 34-year-old goalie returned no worse for wear, stopping everything that came his way, including an impressive 18 shots in the second period. He would eventually be named the first star of the contest.

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com recap here

Lundqvist puts on a show in Rangers’ romp November 02, 2016

Henrik Lundqvist was in midseason form on Tuesday night, steering aside all 35 shots he faced in a 5-0 win over the St. Louis Blues. He would go on to be named the first star of the contest. The shutout was the 60th of Lundqvist’s career, placing the Are, Sweden-native 17th in the all-time rankings, and 2nd amongst European-born goalies.  In eight games this season, the New York Rangers netminder has a record of 5-3 with a goals against average of 2.17.

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Lundqvist records shutout in World Cup of Hockey debut September 21, 2016

Henrik Lundqvist shook off flu-like symptoms to make his goaltending debut at the World Cup of Hockey for Sweden, a 2-0 victory over Finland. The 34-year-old New York Rangers star steered aside all 36 shots he faced in the contest and would go on to be named the first star of the game.  With Sweden now a win or overtime loss away from qualifying for the semifinals, Lundqvist is eager to start the team’s next game against Team North America to help book their place into the next round.

For more on last night’s game, check out the wch2016.com post here.

 

Lundqvist to get start versus Finland September 09, 2016

Henrik Lundqvist has been announced as Team Sweden’s starting goaltender for their second pretournament game against Finland on Saturday. The game will be particularly special for the Swedish star, as he will be playing in the Scandanavium, the first arena he played in as young as 5-years-old. Lundqvist also played parts of five seasons with the Frolunda Indians between 2000-2005 in the same arena.

For more on Lundqvist and the upcoming Sweden/Finland tilt, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Lundqvist gives back to his Swedish youth team August 15, 2016

Henrik Lundqvist has not forgotten the program that helped him achieve his dreams, evidenced by his recent donation to the Frolunda Hockey Club. The 34-year-old netminder donated 60 sets of equipment to the youth club last week, as part of the NHLPA’s “Goals and Dreams” initiative. The All-star goalie is slated to play in the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, alongside fellow netminders Robin Lehner and Jacob Markstrom.

For more on Lundqvist, keep reading the thehockeywriters.com piece here.    

 

Lundqvist ready for Game 1 April 13, 2016

Henrik Lundqvist has deemed himself fit for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round matchup between the New York Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins. The 33-year-old goalie is one of the key cogs on the Rangers’ squad, especially in the NHL Playoffs, where he has been lights in recent history. In his last 8 postseason appearances, the superstar netminder has compiled a record of 7-1 with a 1.34 goals-against average and a save percentage of .954.

For more on Lundqvist, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Zuccarello and Lundqvist help Rangers clinch playoff berth April 05, 2016

Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves and Mats Zuccarello scored the winning goal, as the New York Rangers defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 last night. It has been a banner year for Zuccarello, the speedy winger from Oslo, Norway.  Through 79 games he has easily surpassed his career-high in goals (26), and tied his 2013-14 career-high in points with 59.  Lundqvist, meanwhile, has proven again this season that he is one of the most consistent goalies in the NHL. The Swedish star now has 11 straight seasons with a GAA under 2.5, and a 7th straight season with a save percentage at .920 or higher.

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Zuccarello and Lundqvist star in Rangers’ win March 24, 2016

Mats Zuccarello tallied a goal and an assist and Henrik Lundqvist made 39 saves, as the New York Rangers defeated the Boston Bruins by a score of 5-2.  Lundqvist was named 1st star of the contest after coming up with some clutch saves down the stretch. Zuccarello, meanwhile, scored a goal for the 2nd straight game, and raised his point total to 56. The speedy Swedish winger has already set a career-high in goals with 24, and is on pace for a career-high in points.

For more on last night’s game, check out the espn.com article here

Lundqvist holds down the fort in Rangers’ win February 22, 2016

Henrik Lundqvist recorded his 4th shutout of the season last night, in the New York Rangers 1-0, overtime victory over the Detroit Red Wings. The Swedish superstar turned aside all 22 shots he faced, and went on to be named the first star of the contest. The native of Are, Sweden has won 6 of his last 7 games, registering a goals-against-average of 1.43 in that span.

For more on last night’s game, check out the nhl.com story here

Lundqvist shuts down streaking Penguins February 11, 2016

Henrik Lundqvist recorded the 58th shutout of his career last night, backstopping the New York Rangers to an impressive 3-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The All-world goaltender steered aside all 34 shots he faced in the contest, and went on to be named the 1st star. The Swedish netminder has been front and center in the Rangers 4-game winning streak, giving up just 5 goals total in that span.

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Lundqvist the difference in Rangers’ triumph November 24, 2015

Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 31 shots he faced last night, as the New York Rangers dispatched the Nashville Predators by a score of 3-0. It was Lundqvist’s second shutout of the season and the 57th of his career. The Swedish netminder has been the best goalie in the NHL thus far this season, leading all qualifiers in wins (12), save percentage (.946), and goals against average (1.74).

For more on Lundqvist and the Rangers’ win, check out the nhl.com story here

Lundqvist blanks the Hurricanes 3-0 November 11, 2015

Henrik Lundqvist steered aside all 33 shots he faced on Tuesday night, as the New York Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes by a score of 3-0. The 33-year-old star goaltender has gotten off to a torrid start this season. He currently sits in the top 5 in a plethora of categories including wins (8), save percentage (.949) and goals against average (1.65).

For more on Lundqvist, keep reading the nhl.com piece here

Lundqvist, Zuccarello lead Rangers to victory October 23, 2015

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 34 shots and Mats Zuccarello had 2 assists in the New York Rangers 4-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes last night. After falling behind 1-0 in the first period, Lundqvist kept his team in the game, blanking the Coyotes the rest of the way. In 7 starts this season, the Swedish goalie has an excellent save percentage of .938 and goals-against average of 2.00. Meanwhile, Zuccarello sparked the offense with the primary assists on two of the Rangers first three goals. He is also off to solid start this season with 6 points (4 goals, 2 assists) in 8 games.

For more on last night’s game, check out the nhl.com story here

Lundqvist strong between the pipes in Rangers’ win October 01, 2015

Henrik Lundqvist made 39 saves in the New York Rangers’ 3-2 defeat of the Boston Bruins last night.  The Swedish netminder went on to be named the first star of the contest. In three starts this preseason, the 33-year-old superstar has been excellent, winning twice and allowing just 2 goals per game. Lundqvist is coming off a stellar campaign where he led his team to the Eastern Conference Finals.

For more on Lundqvist, keep reading the nydailynews.com post here

Lundqvist excited to compete for Stanley Cup and World Cup glory September 09, 2015

Henrik Lundqvist is looking forward to the prospect of representing his country in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. A gold medalist at the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin with Sweden, the 33-year-old does not know how the two tournaments will compare, but that playing for your country is always special, no matter what. 

The superstar goaltender has been a major reason why the New York Rangers have risen to prominence in recent times. The club has reached the Eastern Conference in back-to-back years, and took the Los Angeles Kings to five games in the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals.

For more on Lundqvist, check out the nhl.com story here

Lundqvist and Zuccarello key for Rangers in 2015-16 August 28, 2015

Despite coming up short in the Eastern Conference Finals in 2014-15, the New York Rangers have reason to be optimistic going into this season.  For one, Henrik Lundqvist continues to be one of the best goaltenders in the NHL. The Swedish netminder showed no sign of decline last year, improving on both his save percentage (.922) and goals against average (2.25) from the 2013-14 season.

Meanwhile, the imminent return of Mats Zuccarello to the Rangers lineup will be a big boost to the team.  The crafty winger will be a key cog in the team’s top six, as well as their 1st power play unit.

For more on Lundqvist and Zuccarello, check out the nhl.com story here

Lundqvist holds down the fort in Rangers’ Game 6 win May 27, 2015

Henrik Lundqvist made 36 saves last night, as the New York Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 7-3, forcing a 7th and decisive game in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Swedish-born goaltender went on to be named the 2nd star of the contest. He has been clutch in elimination games over the last two NHL playoffs, backstopping the Rangers to a record of 9-1 in that period. Lundqvist has been excellent over his career in Game 7’s as well, compiling a record of 6-1, with a goals-against average of 0.97.

For more on last night’s game, check out the nhl.com piece here

Lundqvist plays starring role in Rangers’ triumph May 14, 2015

Henrik Lundqvist was front and center in the Rangers’ 2-1 overtime victory last night, helping his team advance to the Eastern Conference Finals in the process. The 33-year-old Swede steered aside 35 of the 36 shots he faced, and went on to be named the second star of the match. Lundqvist and his teammates will be looking to duplicate last year’s Stanley Cup Finals birth, when they take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in the semifinals starting on Saturday, May 16th.

For more on Lundqvist and the Rangers’ big win, check out the nhl.com recap here

Lundqvist comes up big in Rangers’ win May 11, 2015

Henrik Lundqvist made 42 saves last night, as the New York Rangers beat the Washington Capitals 4-3, staving off elimination in the process. The 33-year-old netminder did his best work in the first period where he steered aside all 17 of the shots he faced. He is currently first among active goalies in the playoffs in goals against average (1.68) and second in save percentage (.940).

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Lundqvist transcends his sport April 28, 2015

Whether he is leading the New York Rangers to victory in the NHL playoffs, being a keynote speaker at a charity event, or simply walking the streets of Manhattan in his usual stylishly stressed manner, Henrik Lundqvist is, in a word, the man. Few athletes transcend their respective sport quite like the Swedish goalie does, a man who is not satisfied to sit on his laurels and do just one thing.  The 33-year-old virtuoso has been seen on TV talk shows playing guitar, and in countless magazine spreads. When he is not stopping pucks or showcasing his other talents, he is working tirelessly to raise money through his charity, the Henrik Lundqvist Foundation.

For more on Lundqvist, keep reading the lohud.com story here

Lundqvist stands tall in Rangers’ win April 23, 2015

Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 22 of the 23 shots he faced, as the New York Rangers came away with a 2-1, overtime victory last night, pushing the Pittsburgh Penguins to the brink of elimination in the Eastern Conference First Round. After the Rangers gave up the first goal two minutes into the game, the Swedish star held down the fort, stopping every shot he faced from that point on. He would go on to be named the second star of the contest.

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nypost.com story here

Lundqvist named 3rd star of the week December 15, 2014

Henrik Lundqvist capped a terrific week of work last night, backstopping the New York Rangers to a 2-0, shutout victory over the Edmonton Oilers.  In the process, the Swedish goaltender earned the third star of the week, after going 3-0 with a .951 save percentage and a goals against average of 1.30.  The shutout was also the 55th of his career, which puts him into sole possession of 20th all-time.

For more on Lundqvist, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Lundqvist helps Rangers shut down the Canadiens November 24, 2014

Henrik Lundqvist was named the first star of the game last night, as the New York Rangers cruised to a 5-0 victory over the Montréal Canadiens. Up against the top team in the Eastern Conference, the Swedish netminder was in fine form, steering aside all 21 of the shots he faced. The shutout was his 4th of the season, which currently ties him for first in the NHL.

For more on last night’s contest, check out the nhl.com piece here

Lundqvist backs up offensive explosion in Rangers’ win November 12, 2014

Henrik Lundqvist backstopped the New York Rangers to a 5-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins last night, steering aside all 33 shots he faced. He would go on to be named the 1st of the contest. It was the 32-year-old netminder’s third shutout of the season, which currently ties him for 1st in the NHL. 

For more on Lundqvist and last night’s game, keep reading the nydailynews.com article here

Lundqvist solid in Rangers’ win October 17, 2014

Henrik Lundqvist got his team back on track last night, backstopping the New York Rangers to a 2-1, overtime victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.  The Swedish stalwart was a rock between the pipes, steering aside 29 of the 30 shots he faced, as well as all three of Carolina’s shootout attempts. He would go on to be named the first star of the contest.

For more on Lundqvist and last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com piece here

Kings triumph in spite of another epic performance by Lundqvist June 16, 2014

The Los Angeles finally found a way to beat Henrik Lundqvist, scoring off of a rebound in double overtime to claim the Stanley Cup. The Swedish goalie did everything he could to force a 6th game back in New York, stopping 48 of the 51 shots he faced. In the end it was breakout star Tyler Toffoli who took the shot that led to the game-winning goal.  Drew Doughy had a big game for the Kings, assisting on a goal while playing a team-leading 41:21 of ice-time. Jarret Stoll also chipped in with an assist on the first goal of the game.

For more on Friday night's cup-clinching game, keep reading the nhl.com recap here.

Lundqvist keeps Rangers alive with incredible performance June 12, 2014

With the Los Angeles on the brink of Stanley Cup glory, Henrik Lundqvist played spoiler, coming up big to force a Game 5. Known for being a clutch performer in elimination games, the Swedish superstar did not disappoint, stopping 41 of 42 shots (including 15 in the 3rd period) to lead his team to a 2-1 victory.

For more on Lundqvist, check out the sports.nationalpost.com story here.

Lundqvist comes up huge as Rangers advance to Stanley Cup Finals May 30, 2014

Henrik Lundqvist was not the busiest goalie on the night, but when push came to shove he was clutch between the pipes, backstopping the Rangers to a 1-0 victory.  With the game all knotted up at zeroes in the second period, the Swedish netminder made an acrobatic save to keep the score tied. The Rangers would score soon after, and Lundqvist would go on to finish the game with an 18-save performance, his 9th career Stanley Cup Playoffs shutout.

For more on Lundqvist, keep reading the nhl.com article here.

Lundqvist provides another clutch performance in Rangers win May 20, 2014

Henrik Lundqvist was named the game’s second star on Monday, as the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final. The Swedish-born goalie was solid throughout the contest, making 40 saves overall. He was especially effective on the penalty kill, where he stopped all 10 shots he faced. 

For more on Lundqvist, keep reading the nhl.com article here

Richards and Lundqvist key in Rangers triumph May 14, 2014

Brad Richards scored the winning goal and Henrik Lundqvist shut the door in net, as the New York Rangers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series. Richards scored his 4th goal of the playoffs to clinch the series for the Rangers, netting a power play marker at 7:56 of the second period.  Lundqvist, meanwhile, allowed just one goal for the third straight game, steering away 35 of the 36 shots he faced. He would go on to be named the game’s 1st star, while Richards was right behind him, claiming the 2nd star.

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the tsn.ca article here.

Henrik Lundqvist shuts the door in Rangers win May 12, 2014

The New York Rangers avoided elimination for a second straight game on Sunday, winning 3-1 and forcing a do-or-die game 7 with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Henrik Lundqvist was once again a force between the pipes, stopping all but one of the 37 shots he faced. The 32-year-old would go on to be named the 2nd star of the match.  He currently sits 3rd among playoff goalies in both GAA (2.07) and save percentage (.926). 

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com recap here.

Nyquist, Lundqvist and Iginla named NHL’s three stars of the week March 24, 2014

Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist was named the top player of the week (ending March 23) on Monday, after scoring six goals and an assist in four games played. As a result of his impressive performance, Detroit jumped into a wildcard position with 11 games left on the schedule. Meanwhile, Henrik Lundqvist was also a clutch performer for his team, backstopping the Rangers to three straight wins, including a shutout on Saturday.  As for Iginla, the superstar winger was in fine form all week long, scoring 5 goals in 4 games.

For more on the NHL’s three stars of the week, check out the nhl.com story here.

Lundqvist, Rangers shut out the Wings 3-0 March 10, 2014

Henrik Lundqvist claimed first star honours in the New York Rangers win over the Detroit Red Wings, Sunday, after stopping all 30 shots he faced. It was the 32-year-old’s 300th career victory and 49th shutout, tying him for 1st overall in that department. With last night’s win, the native of Are, Sweden is now just one victory away from top spot all-time in wins by a goaltender in a Rangers uniform.

For more on Lundqvist, keep reading the nhl.com recap here.

Lundqvist and Karlsson help Sweden edge Finland February 21, 2014

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 of 26 shots and Erik Karlsson scored the winning goal, as the Swedes beat the Finns, 2-1.  After giving up the opening goal in the second period, Lundqvist shut down the hard-pressing Finns the rest of the way. On the offensive side of the ice, Karlsson was the story once again, beating the Finnish netminder with a well-placed wrist shot for the game-winning goal.  It was the superstar defenseman’s 4th goal and 8th point of the tourney, putting him in a tie for 1st overall in scoring.

For more on today’s semifinal clash, keep reading the espn.com article here.

Karlsson, Lundqvist guide Swedes to win February 13, 2014

Playing in his very first Olympic Games, Erik Karlsson did not disappoint, Wednesday, scoring twice in a 4-2 victory over the Czech Republic.  The native of Landsbro, Sweden led all skaters in shots (4) and +/- rating (+2). Meanwhile, Henrik Lundqvist was solid in the Swedish net, stopping 27 of the 29 shots he faced.

For more on yesterday’s game, keep reading the espn.com recap here.

Lundqvist steals the show in Stadium Series clash January 30, 2014

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 30 of 31 shots last night, as the New York Rangers beat the New York Islanders 2-1 in Yankee Stadium. Playing in his second open-air game in three days, the Swedish goaltender once again rose to the occasion, taking home player of the game honours. With the win, Lundqvist now has a record of 3-0 in outdoor games, with a save percentage of .933 and a GAA of 2.00.

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com recap here.

Richards and Lundqvist guide Rangers to win January 20, 2014

Brad Richards assisted on the winning goal and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 24 of 25 shots, as the New York Rangers beat the Washington Capitals 4-1. Both players have contributed to the team’s recent success, a run that includes six wins in their last seven games. In that span, Richards has scored three goals and added five assists, while Lundqvist has been solid on the backend, giving up two goals or less in six starts.

For more on the Rangers victory last night, keep reading the nhl.com article here.

Lundqvist named NHL’s 3rd star of the week January 13, 2014

Following another stellar performance in last night’s contest, which saw him stop 37 of 38 en route to a 4-1 Rangers win, Henrik Lundqvist was named the NHL’s 3rd star of the week, Monday.  The Swedish goaltender put up a near perfect record of 3-0-1, with a gaudy save percentage of .943 and a goals-against average of 1.97. It was an excellent week on all fronts for the Rangers star, who was also named to the Swedish men’s national hockey team for the upcoming Olympics in Sochi.

For more on Lundqvist, keep reading the nhl.com story here.

Lundqvist comes up big in Rangers’ win November 01, 2013

After a slow start to the season, the New York Rangers posted their second win in a row last night, thanks in large part to star goalie Henrik Lundqvist who stopped all 29 shots he faced.  The 31-year-old veteran was particularly impressive in the 3rd period, making key saves in the final five minutes of regulation. It was the second shutout of the season for Lundqvist, and the 47th of his career.

For more on Lundqvist and the Rangers’ win last night, keep reading the newsday.com piece here.

Richards and Lundqvist star in Rangers 3-1 win October 08, 2013

After dropping his opening match, Alain Vigneault registered his first win as coach of the New York Rangers last night.  Brad Richards was one of the top 3 stars of the match, scoring twice including the game-winner in the second period. Henrik Lundqvist also put in a strong performance, stopping 28 of the 29 shots he faced.

For more on the Rangers first win of the season, keep reading the tsn.ca article here.

Lundqvist excited for 2013-14 season August 22, 2013

With the last few seasons seeing an array of new faces entering the fold at Madison Square Garden, one major constant has been the man between the pipes, Henrik Lundqvist.  In 2012-13, the 31-year-old led his squad to the conference finals, and is confident that his team, now coached by Alain Vigneault, can repeat and even improve on that performance this year.

For more on Lundqvist, keep reading the nhl.com piece here.

Lundqvist’s 2nd consecutive shutout propels Rangers into next round May 14, 2013

A year removed from beating the Washington Capitals in game 7 of the Conference Semifinals, the New York Rangers pulled off the feat once again, this time winning on the road in convincing fashion, 5-0.  The win was backstopped by another Henrik Lundqvist shutout, his second in a row.

After falling behind in the series 3 games to 2, Lundqvist put the team on his back, posting a huge 1-0 victory, stopping all 27 shots he faced. Last night he did it again, but his teammates were just as involved, throwing down the gauntlet with a 5-goal outburst.

The Rangers will now go on to face the Boston Bruins in the next round of the playoffs.

Lundqvist has been in all-world form since being nominated for the Vezina trophy last week. He will go into the Conference Semis with a statistical advantage over Bruins’ netminder Tuukka Rask in practically every category.  The Swedish star boasts an incredible GAA of 1.65, and a save percentage of .947.

For more on the Rangers’ win and Lundqvist’s first star performance, read the NHL.com article here.

For a primer on the Rangers/Bruins second round tilt, check out the TSN story here.

Girardi and Richards score in Rangers win; Lundqvist nominated for Vezina May 09, 2013

It was an all around, feel good day for the New York Rangers. Just hours after their star goaltender got the nod for his 5th Vezina trophy nomination, they skated off the ice with a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals, tying up the series in the process.

Brad Richards opened the scoring with his first goal of the playoffs. It was an effective night for the Murray Harbour native, who also registered 4 shots on net.

On defense, Dan Girardi earned the 3rd star after turning in a tour de force performance.  The blue-liner did it all on the night, blocking shots, making hits, and even chipping in with a goal that gave the Rangers a 3-2 lead in the third period. His 29:35 of ice-time was second only to teammate Ryan McDonagh.

On his end, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 27 of 30 shots, making a big save on Joel Ward late in the game to consolidate the victory.

For more on Lundqvist and the Vezina conversation, check out the ESPN story here.

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the TSN article here.