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Lundqvist shuts out Red Wings to claim 300th victory

Mar 9, 2014, 3:07 PM EDT

Henrik Lundqvist got off to a rough start in March, but he bounced back in a big way this afternoon, leading the Rangers to a 3-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.

Despite the final score, Lundqvist was forced to maintain a one-goal lead for the better part of the game. He turned aside 30 shots to become the 29th goaltender to ever record 300 wins. Just a week after his 32nd birthday, Lundqvist is also only one shutout shy of 50.

Brian Boyle was credited with the game-winning goal, which he netted just 5:14 minutes into the contests. It was a controversial marker because the Red Wings felt there should have been a penalty on the play:

Chris Kreider eventually provided the Rangers with some breathing room in the third period with his 15th and 16th goals of the 2013-14 campaign. Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan assisted on both of Kreider’s markers.

Detroit entered this game holding onto the second Wild Card spot by virtue of having played in one less game than Columbus. With that no longer being the case, the fact that the Red Wings have won fewer regulation and overtime games than the Blue Jackets means that they’ve allowed the playoff spot to slip away.

Meanwhile, the Rangers have opened up a three-point cushion in the playoff race and moved ahead of the Philadelphia Flyers in the battle for the second seed in the Metropolitan Division.

  1. 7mantel - Mar 9, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    Good game for Henrik and the Blue Shirts ! Winning streak at 2 ! Here’s to 3 !

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 9, 2014 at 4:58 PM

      Curiously missing above is that Henrik tied Hall of Famer Eddie Giacomin for the Rangers record of 49 career shutouts.

      • 7mantel - Mar 9, 2014 at 5:08 PM

        Correct ! Ryan I’m sure will edit his story 1

  2. bleedrangerblue - Mar 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Big win! Glad to see Kreider score…

  3. redgreentape - Mar 9, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    300 Wins for Lundqvist good going! As a Wings fan that a number Howard will never see unless its goals on him.

    • mshantz22 - Mar 9, 2014 at 4:07 PM

      Jimmy Howard is 29 and has 144 wins already in 272 games. I’d say your prediction is highly unlikely.

  4. nj666 - Mar 9, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    yawn. 300 wins thats cute…

    • hockeyfan763 - Mar 9, 2014 at 8:36 PM

      nj666…Don’t be a loser Devil’s fan, have some class. Brodeur, who had an amazing career, got his 300th win in his 10th season. Lunquist is playing his 9th.

  5. joey4id - Mar 9, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    The NYRs is one of those teams who can upset teams ahead of them in the standings going into the playoffs. Vigneault has the boys playing very well, very good d and great goal-tending.

  6. nashernation - Mar 9, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Brassard line with Zucc is running on all cylinders again. If Nash gets hot the Blue Shirts could make their run. The King was at top form…

  7. barkar942 - Mar 10, 2014 at 12:54 AM

    “Brian Boyle was credited with the game-winning goal, which he netted just 5:14 minutes into the contests. It was a controversial marker because the Red Wings felt there should have been a penalty on the play”.
    I believe there were many more Detroit “legal interference” plays that went illegally uncalled during the game, so stop whining, Babcock.

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