Henrik Lundqvist Becomes Franchise Leader in Wins

By Cody Reiber
Brad Penner - USA TODAY Sports
Brad Penner – USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday, New York Rangers’ goaltender Henrik Lundqvist reached a milestone in his career, one he will undoubtedly remember forever; he surpassed Mike Richter for most wins in Rangers’ franchise history, of which Lundqvist now has 302.

With the win in Ottawa, the Rangers’ goalie has become the winningest goalie in Rangers’ history, an amazing feat considering the history of the organization and the quality of players that have been a part of the Rangers over the years.

After an unorthodox game in which 12 goals were scored, Lundqvist remarked that he was extremely proud and that the accomplishment was one of the most important of his career as it likened him with the great Rangers legend Richter.

Keep in mind that Lundqvist, who said this was one of his greatest accomplishments, also has won an Olympic gold medal, but he likened this moment as one of his greatest.

Undoubtedly, Lundqvist has secured himself as one of the best, if not the best, Rangers goalie in their history. With all of the support and appreciation from Rangers fans, Lundqvist only has one more accomplishment to chase in the eyes of Rangers fan, a Stanley Cup championship.

Lundqvist is the anchor of the Rangers team, providing as much support and leadership on the ice as humanly possible for a goaltender. The Rangers need Lundqvist to be on top of his game if they are going to make the playoffs, and at the rate he is going, all the inspiration and motivation from capturing these records will catapult his game to even higher levels.

If Lundqvist can use the motivation from his record-breaking season, then the Rangers just might have a chance to capture a Stanley Cup championship this season, provided the rest of the team can pull their weight as well.

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