Henrik Lundqvist becomes New York Rangers' all-time shutout leader

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King Henrik Lundqvist continues stake his claim to Rangers franchise records. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Henrik Lundqvist continues to certify himself as the King, staking claim to more Rangers' franchise records. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

By Mike McMahon

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist recorded his 50th career shutout in a 2-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils, moving him ahead of Ed Giacomin on the franchise's all-time shutout list.

The record-setting whitewash was also the third of the season for Lundqvist, who made 10 of his 21 saves against Devils in the third period.

Just four days ago, Lundqvist surpassed Mike Richter on New York's all-time wins list with 302.

"King Henrik" is in his ninth NHL season, all with the Rangers, who drafted the Swedish netminder 205th overall in the 2000 Entry Draft. At 32 years old, he has won a Vezina Trophy (2012) and had recorded 30 wins in seven straight seasons before the lockout-shortened 2012-2013 schedule prevented him from making it eight.

Lundqvist's 50 career shutouts tied him with Chris Osgood for 26th all-time, and he had some extra-special fans in attendance for the occasion: