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Igor Shesterkin Sparking Rangers Memories of Henrik Lundqvist

For well over a decade, the New York Rangers trusted its crease to Swedish star Henrik Lundqvist. King Henrik needs no introduction. Arguably the most outstanding goalie of the 2010s was a seventh-round pick in the 2000 NHL Draft and soon became the greatest goalie to suit up for “The Broadway Blueshirts." His 459 career wins are the most in franchise history and sixth all-time and won the 2012 Vezina Trophy to boot.

Hurricanes’ Antti Raanta using Henrik Lundqvist lessons to stifle Rangers

Sitting at the podium and facing a question about Carolina backup goaltender Antti Raanta following the Hurricanes’ victory over the Rangers in Game 2 of their second-round playoff series, Brendan Smith’s mind drifted to Henrik Lundqvist.  Smith, who joined the Rangers during the 2016-17 season, was not in New York at Lundqvist’s peak. But the Carolina defenseman, who scored the first goal in the Hurricanes’ 2-0 win on Friday night, recalls the competitive instinct that made Lundqvist great.  “He never wanted to be scored on, even in practice, and he’d get upset when you did,” Smith said. “And maybe that wore off...

Igor Shesterkin’s NHL playoff inexperience can be Rangers’ asset: Henrik Lundqvist

The closest comparison Igor Shesterkin has to what he was set to experience Tuesday came in 2019, when he started 10 playoff games for an SKA St. Petersburg team that made the KHL’s Western Conference finals, getting as far as Game 7 against CSKA Moscow before losing. So, no disrespect to the KHL, this will be pretty different for Shesterkin, who carries the hopes of the Rangers on his shoulders in net as they headed into Game 1 of their first-round series against the Penguins. And that, according to at least one luminary, could turn into an advantage. “Sometimes, you talk so...

Rangers great Henrik Lundqvist plays with LA band at Webster Hall

He’s got bigger goals. Former New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist traded Madison Square Garden for downtown music venue Webster Hall this week when he got onstage to play guitar with the LA hard rock band Dirty Honey. Lead singer Marc LaBelle threw on a Lundqvist jersey when the goalkeeping great-turned-guitar hero joined the band onstage. “He’s played at the Garden more times than Billy Joel, Elton John and Bruce Springsteen combined… So much so that they threw his numbers up to the rafters at the Garden a few weeks ago,” LaBelle said. The team retired Lundqvist’s number this year. Lundqvist played...

March 2 in NYR history: More heroics from Henrik Lundqvist

What happened on March 2 in the history of the New York Rangers. Call March 2 Henrik Lundqvist day. Not only is it his birthday, but it was a notable date in his career. On this date in 2018 he became the third goalie in NHL history with consecutive 50 save performances as he won a 3-1 decision in Calgary.

Henrik Lundqvist Reflects — and Looks to Future — as Jersey Retired by Rangers: 'Extremely Grateful'

It's hard to imagine that Henrik Lundqvist has no regrets about the premature end of his storied hockey career. But really, he insists, there are no regrets. "I've always been at peace with it," he tells PEOPLE the week of his jersey retirement by the New York Rangers. "I've been in a very good place. I've been happy, extremely grateful for the things I experienced and the time I had as a Ranger. And it was just not meant to be, that's how I feel."