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Rangers honor Henrik Lundqvist as the new franchise wins leader

Henrik Lundqvist (right) smiles alongside his wife, Therese, and daughter, Charlise. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Henrik Lundqvist (right) smiles alongside his wife Therese and daughter Charlise during his pregame ceremony. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

By Mike McMahon

Before tonight's game against the Phoenix Coyotes, the New York Rangers honored goaltender Henrik Lundqvist after the 32-year-old became the franchise leader in wins and shutouts last week.

On March 18, Lundqvist passed Mike Richter on the Rangers all-time wins list with his 302nd coming against the Ottawa Senators, four days later he passed NHL Hall of Famer Ed Giacomin on the Rangers all-time shutout list with his 50th after he blanked the New Jersey Devils.

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Richter and Giacomin were both present during the pre-game ceremony at MSG along with Lundqvist's parents, his wife, Therese, and young daughter, Charlise.

The ceremony began with a video tribute highlighting Lundqvist's first game, win, and shutout, leading up to his record setting moments.

After the video, "King Henrik" was presented with three gifts from the Rangers community.

The first was presented by the Garden of Dreams Foundation:

Next Richter and Giacomin unveiled Lundqvist's next addition to his helmet collection:

Finally Rangers alternate captains Marc Staal, Brad Richards, Dan Girardi presented their rockstar goaltender with a Les Paul Gibson guitar