The Stat Line Of The Night – 1/13/11- Henrik Lundqvist
Going into last night’s game against the New York Rangers, the Vancouver Canucks were riding a streak that has yet to see them lose in regulation since December 5 against the St. Louis Blues. From that point on the Canucks have been almost perfect, going 14-0-3 through seventeen games. Unfortunately for them, they just so happened to run into a perfect goaltender on the eighteenth game of that streak.
Henrik Lundqvist was unbeatable Thursday night, stopping all 31 shots he faced as he carried the Rangers to a 1-0 victory. Wojtek Wolski’s first goal with the Blueshirts since being acquired in a trade with the Phoenix Coyotes was the difference in this game as his second period tally was the only shot to beat Canucks goaltender Cory Schneider who was good, but not good enough to beat Lundqvist on this night.
The shutout was King Henry’s sixth of the season, tying him for the league lead with the Bruins Tim Thomas. It was just the type of performance that we have come to expect from Lundqvist, who will be playing in his second career All-Star Game later this month. For now he earns “The Stat Line of the Night” for Thursday, January 13, 2011.