In a list compiled by the NHL Network, Henrik Lundqvist was ranked as the 8th best goalie in the NHL heading into this season.
Lundqvist is listed as the fourth goalie in the Metro Division, behind Brayden Holtby (2), Sergei Bobrovsky (3) and Matt Murray (4).
He is also ranked one spot below his former backup, Cam Talbot.
Last season, Lundqvist ranked:
- 13th in wins (31)
- 19th in GAA (2.74) among goalies with at least 50 games played
- 19th in save percentage (.910) among goalies with at least 50 games played
- 16th in total minutes played 3240:26
The save percentage was the lowest of his career and his goals against was the highest of his career.
Lundqvist was 6-6 in the playoffs with .927 GAA and 2.25 save percentage.
He said that last season the "highs were as high as any other year" but the low moments were "a little too low." (NHL.com)
Adam Rotter: I think that, to a certain degree, what we saw with Lundqvist last year is going to be the normal with him. He will have his ups and downs but overall will still come out on the positive end and lead the Rangers into the playoffs. The hope will be that with a more mobile defense and more skill on the back end that the Rangers will hopefully spend less time in their own zone, which in turn could keep Henrik fresher and hopefully improve his numbers. He showed against Montreal, and then in the World Championships, that he can still be a top goalie and while he might not be the consistent and consensus top-3 he has been for almost his entire career, he is someone that the Rangers can still count on.