Henrik Lundqvist earned his 300th NHL victory and 49th career shutout in the Rangers’ 3-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday in New York.
Lundqvist made 30 saves in shutting out the Red Wings for the second time this season as New York completed a three-game season sweep of its Original Six rival. The goalie is one win shy of tying Mike Richter’s franchise record of 301. He caught Rangers great Ed Giacomin for the club mark in shutouts.
Lundqvist was serenaded by the crowd with chants of ‘‘Hen-rik, Hen-rik’’ in the final minute.
‘‘It’s a great feeling to be up there with those guys,’’ Lundqvist said after his fourth shutout this season. ‘‘This organization has been around for so long, so to be up there with them, it’s very special, and I am proud just thinking about it.
‘‘It’s a lot of fun when you think about it, and I started thinking about it after two periods — why not go for the doughnut in this game and reach 300 wins? It was a good challenge for me.’’
Brian Boyle scored in the first period and Chris Kreider had two third-period goals for the Rangers, who won their second straight after an 0-2-1 skid and moved into second in the Metropolitan Division — 1 point ahead of Philadelphia.
Jimmy Howard stopped 28 shots for the Red Wings, who have lost three of four (1-2-1).
Blues 3, Wild 2 — T.J. Oshie and Alexander Steen scored shootout goals and visiting St. Louis took over the top spot in the NHL standings by edging Minnesota.
In his first shootout since his memorable Olympic performance against Russia, Oshie beat Ilya Bryzgalov — a Russian — through the five-hole in the first round. Steen sealed the win in the following round after the Blues’ Brian Elliott turned away Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu.
The Wild fell behind, 2-0, but tied it with second-period goals from Jason Pominville and Matt Moulson.
Oshie and Carlo Colaiacovo scored on the second and third shots of the game for St. Louis.
Kings 4, Oilers 2 — Jeff Carter had two goals and an assist and Los Angeles got past host Edmonton to extend its winning streak to seven games.
Alec Martinez and Trevor Lewis also scored for the Kings, who have their longest winning streak since taking nine in a row from Jan. 21-Feb. 6, 2010.
Taylor Hall and Sam Gagner responded for the Oilers, who had a two-game winning streak snapped and were outshot, 50-27.
Blackhawks 2, Sabres 1 — Jonathan Toews scored the go-ahead goal 1:34 into the third period as Chicago edged Buffalo.
Patrick Kane celebrated his trip home to Buffalo by also scoring in helping the Blackhawks beat the Sabres for the fifth consecutive time.