Sorry Eddie Giacomin, Mike Richter and John Vanbiesbrouck, but it’s true. Henrik Lundqvist is the greatest goaltender in the history of the New York Rangers.

Lundqvist leads all Rangers goaltenders in wins (413), shutouts (62), save percentage (.919, minimum 57 games) and is second in GAA (2.33) to only to 1930s goalie Dave Kerr (2.07). Keep in mind that when Kerr played, there were only seven teams in the NHLand a 48-game schedule.

But the dispute here isn’t about where he stands in franchise history. It’s whether or not Lundqvist will go down as one of the greatest netminders in NHL history, a history filled with a plethora of elite netminders.


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