Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist
was recognized by the National Hockey League on Monday as the league's No. 2 Star for the month of October.
Lundqvist led all NHL goaltenders in victories and backsto
pped the Rangers to the top of the Eastern Conference by posting an 8-2-1 record with a 1.99 goals-against average and .928 save percentage. Lundqvist started 11 of the Rangers' 13 games in October and allowed two goals or fewer nine times, including a pair of 2-1 victories over the Tampa Bay Lightning at the NHL Premiere series in Prague, Czech Republic Oct. 4-5.
Lundqvist made 30 saves in a 4-2 victory over Chicago in the Rangers' home opener on Oct. 10 at Madison Square Garden, posted a season-high 40 saves in a 5-4 loss at Detroit Oct. 18 and stopped 27 shots and all three shootout attempts in a 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh Oct. 25.
Also honored by the NHL on Monday were Washington left wing Alexander Semin (the NO. 1 star) and Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber (the No. 3 star).