The King: Lundqvist becomes 1st European goalie to win 400 games

Posted: 12/02/2017 in NHL, Sports
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New York Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist became the 12th goalie in NHL history to earn 400 career wins on Saturday, making 31 saves in a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.

Lundqvist, 34, is the fastest goalie to reach the feat (727 games) and just the third to do it with one franchise, joining all-time wins leader Martin Brodeur and Blackhawks’ great Tony Esposito.

King Henrik is also the winningest European-born goalie in NHL history, passing Dominik Hasek with win No. 390 in December.

Lundqvist currently ranks 12th all time in victories, but by season’s end, can move up to ninth, passing Chris Osgood (401), Grant Fuhr (403), and Glenn Hall (407).

Throughout his career, Lundqvist has been a model of consistency, winning at least 30 games in every full season he’s played. He owns a career save percentage of .920, and a GAA of 2.31.

With four seasons remaining on his contract, Lundqvist certainly has plenty of time to further climb the ranks before he retires, and each win from here helps cement his case as one of the all-time greats.

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