New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist was inspired by Dominik Hasek when he was a young goalie growing up in Sweden. Now Lundqvist shares a place in the NHL record book with the Hall of Famer. Lundqvist tied Hasek for the most wins by a European-born goalie in NHL history by making 29 saves in a 3-2 shootout win against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. They each have 389 wins. "It's special to me," Lundqvist said. "He's a player that's been a lot of inspiration for me growing up. I had posters of him on the wall. I remember watching him, highlights, how he played. He was the first guy I saw play paddle down. I didn't grow up with that style. It was something I watched. I went to practice and said, 'I'm going to try that because I saw Dominik do it.' "To be up there with him now, it's special for sure. I think he's up there with some of the best, with (Martin) Brodeur and (Patrick) Roy and him. The way they could dominate the game was fun to watch."
Lundqvist ties Hasek for 12th on all-time wins list
NHL.com | Dec 19