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Lundqvist Named Second Star of Week

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

From the NHL


Lundqvist went 3-0-0 with a 0.67 goals-against average, .976 save percentage and one shutout to backstop the Rangers (32-18-6, 70 points) to seven out of a possible eight standings points, helping the team maintain second place in the Metropolitan Division. He turned aside 27 shots in a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils Feb. 8. Lundqvist then denied all 34 shots he faced, including 13 in the final period, to record his 58th career shutout and tie John Ross Roach for 18th place in NHL history in 3-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins Feb. 10. He closed the week with a 21-save performance in a 3-1 triumph over the Philadelphia Flyers Feb. 14. The 33-year-old Are, Sweden, native shares third place in the NHL with 28 wins in 47 games this season (2.29 GAA, .924 SV%, 3 SO). That includes an 18-3-2 record at Madison Square Garden, where he has earned at least one point in nine consecutive appearances (8-0-1).

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