Leading up to Friday’s ceremony, when Rangers will retire Henrik Lundqvist’s number 30 in the Garden, The Post takes a look at the king’s five best moments during his 15-year career on Broadway. Through Lundqvist’s 887 regular season games, the franchise record of 459 wins and 130 playoff games, here’s a flashback to some of Lundqvist’s biggest and best games as Ranger:
Details: Fittingly, Lundqvist had a big hand in lifting the Rangers to their first Stanley Cup final in 20 years. In the deciding Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Lundqvist didn’t see an avalanche of shots, but with little margin for error, stopped all 18 he encountered, including the most memorable that will be featured on the highlight reels when he’s revered for years to come. Late in the second period, with the game still scoreless, Thomas Vanek fired a shot into the net that somehow stopped Lundqvist with a rescue helicopter, spinning around and reaching out his blocker to keep the game even. It was one of Lundqvist’s 10 playoff shoutouts in his career.
Henk said: “I don’t think I’ve ever been so determined to win a hockey game. … When there are only two or three seconds left and you realize you’ve done it, that’s an incredible feeling.”