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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Other Number 30: Henrik Lundqvist

Henrik Lundqvist 2007
Lundqvist at Madison Square Garden, 2007
By duluoz cats
Henrik Lundqvist recently became the 12th NHL player to reach 400 wins. This puts him within close shooting range of the top 10 all-time list. He only needs a few more wins to overtake Grant Fuhr (403) in tenth place, and by the end of this season, he is likely to also surpass Glenn Hall (407). 

He still has a long way to go to reach the greatness of Martin Brodeur who has 691, but it is not unreasonable to include Lundqvist in a conversation about perhaps becoming one of the all-time greats. He is definitely on track for that, and there is still enough runway left in his career to climb up that list, and maybe pick up some more trophies (he only has one Vezina in 12 years). But he has a lot going for him, as he is amazingly consistent in raking in those wins. 

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