Henrik Lundqvist wins 390th NHL game, passes Dominik Hasek

The King now leads all European-born goaltenders in wins.

Henrik Lundqvist closed out 2016 in style.

Not only did he make 25 of 27 stops for a .926 save percentage, allowing the New York Rangers to pull ahead after the first period for a 6-2 win - but he won the 390th game of his NHL career.

Or, to put it another way: he has done what no other European-born goaltender has ever done before.

Dominik Hasek was the all-time European goalie. Over the 735 games he played, he won 389 times. That’s a lot. That’s incredible. Hasek was, and still is, a legend.

But Lundqvist has passed him, and now stands alone. With 390 wins, he’s 12th all time; there are 11 Canadians ahead of him, now, and that’s it.

The next active European-born goalie? That would be Kari Lehtonen, all the way back at 282 victories. He has quite a ways to go; it’s possible he never gets there at all. There have been plenty of other great European goalies who played the game at a high level for years and never matched Hasek.

But Lundqvist stands alone, now. And it’s just so cool.

Up next? Chris Osgood, at 401. Lundqvist needs another 14 wins to break into the top 10 all-time this season. Think he can do it?