For the first time in over two years, Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist recorded a shutout, as New York defeated the Red Wings 1-0 on Saturday night.
Lundqvist saved 33 shots in Detroit on Saturday and played well down the stretch. Mika Zibanejad scored a power play goal midway through the first period, so the longtime Rangers goalkeeper managed to maintain his composure and help the Rangers hold the lead until the final horn.
The last time Lundqvist had a shut out was back on Nov. 19, 2017, when the Rangers defeated the Senators 3-0. In that matchup -- which was 122 appearances ago for Lundqvist -- he pulled off the shutout on just 20 saves.
Lundqvist has been sharing the goalie position this season with two other guys -- Alexander Georgiev and Igor Shesterkin -- so as the trio fight for playing time, nothing helps a players case like a much needed shutout win on the road.
So far this season, Lundqvist has appeared in 25 games with 23 starts. Meanwhile, Georgiev has appeared in 23 games with 22 starts and the recently called up Shesterkin has made four appearances (all starts).