Lundqvist stopped 27 of 29 shots in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Bruins. The victory was the third in a row for Lundqvist, who seems to be putting his early January struggles behind him and has posted a 2.33 GAA and .924 save percentage during that mini-streak. The win also moved him past the legendary Terry Sawchuk into sixth place on the NHL's all-time list with 446. Lundqvist could well find himself in the top five before the season is through: next up on the career wins list is Curtis Joseph with 454.
Lundqvist will face the Bruins on the road Saturday for a chance to claim his 446th victory and to move into sole possession of sixth place on the NHL's all-time wins list, Matt Kalman of NHL.com reports. Lundqvist nailed down his 445th career win to tie that mark Thursday against the Blackhawks, and now he'll look to move up a rung against a Boston team that ranks sixth in the league in home scoring by virtue of averaging 3.54 goals per game at TD Garden. This matchup will feature a pair of No. 1 goalies in Lundqvist and Tuukka Rask.
Lundqvist made 24 saves in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Blackhawks. Lundqvist was better than the stats indicate in this one -- the first two Chicago goals came on the power play while the third was a meaningless tally with less than two seconds remaining. With this win, the Swedish netminder ties Terry Sawchuk for sixth on the all-time NHL wins list at 445. While this year's Rangers team is among the weaker squads Lundqvist has been a part of, the 36-year-old netminder is still capable of turning back the clock and stealing games. He needs nine victories to catch Curtis Joseph's fifth-ranked total.
Lundqvist will guard the home goal Thursday against the Blackhawks, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports. Lundqvist got back on track Tuesday against the Hurricanes after a few down outings, stopping 34 of the 36 shots he faced to pick up his 13th victory of the campaign. The Blackhawks average three goals per game on the road this season, so the veteran netminder will have to be on top of his game again Thursday to pick up back-to-back wins.
Lundqvist turned aside 34 of 36 shots in Tuesday's win over the Hurricanes. It was Lundqvist's first start in five days, as he was given a "mental break." It looked like the extra rest was helpful, as Lundqvist snapped his three-game losing streak with a superb outing to garner his 13th win of the season. Now that he's had his rest, expect him back in goal Thursday versus the Blackhawks.
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