Stat Line Of The Night — 10/18/11 — Henrik Lundqvist
With the Vancouver Canucks in search of their first home victory of the season and Ryan Kessler back in their line-up, the fans inside Rogers Arena were looking for an excuse to blow the lid off the place. They wouldn’t get that excuse throughout the entire 60 minutes of last night’s game against the New York Rangers, thanks in large part to a stellar goaltending performance from Henrik Lundqvist.
The Rangers’ goaltender stopped all 40 shots he faced, en route to the 4-0 shutout victory. Lundqvist made 28 in the first 40 minutes, as his Rangers were being outshot 28-9 after two periods, but he kept the game scoreless and allowed his offense to take over with a four-goal flurry in the third period.
After recording an impressive 11 shutouts last season, Lundqvist now has his first of the 2011-12 campaign, and with it he earns our “Stat Line of the Night” for Tuesday, October 18, 2011.