Lundqvist Shuts Down Red Wings For 300th Win

Boyle opened the scoring and it was only the rangers would need. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Boyle opened the scoring and it was the only goal the Rangers would need. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The FullTilt pregame predicted a 4-2 Rangers win, what we received was even better than the forecast.  Henrik Lundqvist shutdown the Red Wings for win #300
of his incredible Ranger career.

Brian Boyle scored the first period goal that would eventually standup as the game winner at 5:14 of the 1st period.  Coming off a Henrik Lunqvist save, Brian Boyle took the puck in the Ranger’s zone, made a great outlet pass to Dominic Moore who carried the puck into Detroit’s zone.  Dominic Moore hit a late-coming John Moore, whose slap-shot was stick-checked right to Brian Boyle who fired a shot passed Jimmy Howard.

The second period was dominated mostly by the Red Wings who were seemingly poised to tie the game.  The Rangers, had difficulty getting through the neutral zone during the period and were forced to kill off two penalties.  The Rangers finished the period, still being up 1-0 after 2. That would set the stage for Lundqvist to get win 300 in style.

The 3rd period saw a different Rangers team come onto the ice.  Just 14 seconds in, the Red Wings turned the puck over in their own zone, finding its way to Derek Stepan’s stick. The center guided a nice pass that Ryan McDonagh fired toward Howard and Chris Kreider managed to tip it past Howard for a 2-0 lead. However, Chris Kreider wasn’t done.  At 12:11 of the 3rd period, Derek Stepan carried the puck on a 2 on 1, dished it to Kreider who buried his 2nd of the game.  The Rangers had a 3-0 lead with 7:49 to play, but with the way Lundqvist was tracking the puck, the Rangers were well on their way to grabbing an important two points.

Lundqvist stopped 30 shots, received the #1 star of the game and recorded his 49th career shutout. Not only did Henrik notch his 300th career win, he tied Eddie Giacomin for the all time lead in NYR shutouts. An impressive win for the Blueshirts, another magnificent performance by the King.

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