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Henrik Lundqvist among 10 winningest NHL goalies

Passed Grant Fuhr on Tuesday with 404th victory, three from moving into ninth

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers moved into 10th place on the NHL goalie wins list with a 5-2 victory against the Florida Panthers on Tuesday. It was Lundqvist's 404th regular-season victory, moving him past Hockey Hall of Fame member Grant Fuhr.

Lundqvist is three wins behind No. 9 Glenn Hall and figures to pass a number of others on the top-10 list before he retires.

Here's a look at the 10 winningest NHL goaltenders (note that the adoption of the shootout in 2005 guaranteed a winner in every game):

 

1. Martin Brodeur, 691 wins

Teams: New Jersey Devils (1991-92; 1993-2014); St. Louis Blues (2014-15)

A three-time Stanley Cup winner with the Devils also is all-time NHL leader in shutouts (125) and games played (1,266).

Video: Martin Brodeur becomes all-time winningest goaltender

 

2. Patrick Roy, 551 wins

Teams: Montreal Canadiens (1984-95); Colorado Avalanche (1995-2003)

He was passed by Brodeur in regular-season wins but leads NHL goalies with 151 Stanley Cup Playoff victories.

 

3. Ed Belfour, 484 wins

Teams: Chicago Blackhawks (1988-89; 1990-97); San Jose Sharks (1997); Dallas Stars (1997-2002); Toronto Maple Leafs (2002-06); Florida Panthers (2006-07)

Won the Vezina, Calder and Jennings trophies as a rookie with the Blackhawks in 1990-91, led the Stars to the Stanley Cup in 1999.

 

4. Curtis Joseph, 454 wins

Teams: St. Louis Blues (1990-95); Edmonton Oilers (1995-98); Toronto Maple Leafs (1998-2002; 2008-09), Detroit Red Wings (2002-04); Phoenix Coyotes (2005-07); Calgary Flames (2007-08)

He had 50 or more wins with five teams, but no more than 138 (Toronto) with any of them.

 

5. Roberto Luongo, 453 wins

Teams: New York Islanders (1999-2000); Florida Panthers (2000-06; 2014-present); Vancouver Canucks (2006-14)

He leads active goaltenders in victories and shutouts (73), took Canucks to Game 7 of Stanley Cup Final in 2011.

 

6. Terry Sawchuk, 447 wins

Teams: Detroit Red Wings (1950-55; 1957-64; 1968-69); Boston Bruins (1955-57); Toronto Maple Leafs (1964-67); Los Angeles Kings (1967-68); New York Rangers (1969-70)

Was No. 1 in victories and shutouts (103) after playing his final game; had 351 wins for the Red Wings in era when games tied after 60 minutes stayed that way.

 

7. Jacques Plante, 437 wins

Teams: Montreal Canadiens (1952-63); New York Rangers (1963-65); St. Louis Blues (1968-70); Toronto Maple Leafs (1970-73); Boston Bruins (1973)

Won six Stanley Cup championships with Montreal, including five in a row from 1956-60.

 

8. Tony Esposito, 423 wins

Teams: Montreal Canadiens (1968-69); Chicago Blackhawks (1969-84)

Arguably had the greatest rookie season of any NHL goalie, going 38-17-8 with a 2.17 goals-against average and 15 shutouts for Chicago in 1969-70.

 

9. Glenn Hall, 407 wins

Teams: Detroit Red Wings (1952-57); Chicago Blackhawks (1957-67); St. Louis Blues (1967-71)

His streak of 502 consecutive regular-season games from 1955-62 unlikely to be broken.

 

10. Henrik Lundqvist, 404 wins

Teams: New York Rangers (2005-present)

He has 30 or more victories in each of his 11 82-game NHL seasons, and is the Rangers' leader in wins and shutouts (61).

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