Henrik Lundqvist will start tonight against the Avs and with a win he will record his 400th career win.
Lundqvist is currently 12th on the all-time list with 399 wins and could move into 9th all time with 9 more wins this season.
Alain Vigneault said that Lundqvist has a special relationship with Ranger fans and that trying to get win 400 at MSG would likely mean a lot to him and to the fans.
He added that Lundqvist has been playing "extremely well" in the last few games and that to get to 400 wins you have to play well under pressure and want to be a difference makers on the ice.
Ryan McDonagh said on Friday that Lundqvist has earned everything that he has accomplished and that his teammates will all try and do their part to get him number 400 tomorrow on home ice. (NYR)
On getting close to 400, Lundqvist said that he tries not to reflect too much since he is in the middle of the year but when he does reflect he is thankful for the opportunities he has had with the Rangers and the great players he has played with. (NYR)
McDonagh said after the Rangers win on Thursday that Lundqvist is "just so consistent with his preparation and continues to be super competitive always in practice and carries over very well to the games. Someone who has a lot of care and passion for this sport, this organization and this city. He's an outstanding goaltender." (Rangers Game Notes)
Lundqvist is 7-1-0 in his last nine appearances and has a GAA of 2.01 and save percentage of .938. (Rangers Game Notes)
In this recent 4 game win streak Lundqvist is stopping 95% of the shots he is facing and allowing just under 2 goals per game. (Rangers Game Notes)
Adam Rotter: Henrik already owns a number of Rangers records and milestones and will continue to make progress on the NHL level as he continues to play and win. He's carried this team so much in the first few years after the lockout and has always been the last line of defense. 400 wins, whether he gets it tonight, this week or whenever is a ton and really puts into perspective how important and how dominant he has been for this team. His lack of a Stanley Cup, and very likely Conn Smythe Trophy, are not his fault and in his career he has usually carried and brought the Rangers further than anyone else likely could have taken them. I wouldn't be surprised that if when Lundqvist finally hangs it up he isn't sitting behind only Marty Brodeur and Patrick Roy with more than 500 wins.