NEW YORK -- Henrik Lundqvist admits he never took the time to appreciate individual accomplishments early in his career. Back then, he was always focused on the next game.
Now that Lundqvist won his 300th game to put him one victory shy of Mike Richter's New York Rangers record, and tied Ed Giacomin for the franchise mark with 49 shutouts, he's allowed himself to be more nostalgic.
"Coming into the League you're so focused on getting better and keep pushing yourself. Now you let yourself enjoy where you are a little more," Lundqvist said after earning the historic win by defeating the Detroit Red Wings 3-0 Sunday afternoon. "You still want to push yourself, but at the same time you want to enjoy the ride. So I definitely think back about how it all happened. You do it sometimes. It's fun."