It was a quiet and tepid Sunday morning in midtown Manhattan when Henrik Lundqvist took one more step into the records books.

With a 3-0 win over the Red Wings at the Garden, Lundqvist recorded his 300th career regular-season win, becoming just the 29th goalie in NHL history to reach that milestone. He can now look ahead to Tuesday’s game in

Carolina against the Hurricanes – or to the next two games of the three-game trip, in Minnesota on Thursday and Winnipeg on Friday – to tie Mike Richter’s franchise record of 301 victories.

By making 30 saves, Lundqvist also recorded his fourth shutout of the season – his first since a 1-0 win over the Red Wings on Jan. 16 at the Garden – and the 49th of his career, tying Eddie Giacomin for the franchise lead.

Surely the most important fact for Lundqvist is the Rangers won, as they’re trying to stabilize themselves after a rocky start to the post-Olympic schedule. The Blueshirts (35-26-4) came into the game having ended their three-game winless skid with a 4-2 comeback victory over the Hurricanes in Carolina on Friday – and with this win, overtook the Flyers by one point for second place in Metropolitan Division. The Red Wings (29-22-3) had handily beaten the Devils, 7-4, in Newark on Friday, and were holding on to the final wild-card playoff spot.

With Detroit struggling to sustain offense – and with Lundqvist shutting the door any time they did get a good chance – the game seemed to be put away for good when Chris Kreider tipped in a Ryan McDonagh point shot, giving the Rangers a 2-0 lead just 14 seconds into the third.

Just for good measure, Kreider added another 12:11 into the third, converting a 2-on-1 with Derek Stepan after goalie Jimmy Howard completely overplayed Stepan streaking up the right side. It was Kreider’s 16th of the season, as the winger had just one goal in the past 12 games, and two in the past 17.

The intensity picked up some in the scoreless second, and Lundqvist was asked to make some big saves, stopping both Todd Bertuzzi and Tomas Tatar on separate Detroit power plays. The Rangers pushed the play near the end of the period, and had the puck in the Red Wings’ zone for just about the whole of the final three minutes. Yet the closest they came to scoring was when Benoit Pouliot charged the net and his jam-in attempt was stopped Howard.