By: Allan Kreda
Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist won his 400th career regular-season game Saturday night, defeating the Colorado Avalanche, 4-2, at Madison Square Garden.
Lundqvist, who had already become the N.H.L.’s top European-born goaltender when he passed Dominik Hasek with his 390th win earlier this season, stopped all 17 shots he faced in the third period as the Rangers came from behind to win.
The crowd serenaded him as the clock wound down, and when the buzzer sounded, he raised his arms into the air.
“The last couple of minutes were intense,” said Lundqvist, who joined Martin Brodeur and Tony Esposito as the only goaltenders to record 400 wins with one team. “I really wanted to get this one.”
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Only 11 other N.H.L. goalies have reached the 400-win threshold, a list led by Brodeur (691) and Patrick Roy (551), and it took a comeback for Lundqvist to add his name. The Rangers trailed the Avalanche, 2-1, heading into the third period but rallied with goals by defenseman Kevin Klein — his second of the game — and Rick Nash. Kevin Hayes cemented the win with an empty-net goal.
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