New York Rangers: Top 5 Antti Raanta Moments

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 22: New York Rangers Goalie Antti Raanta (32) watches the video replay, after New York Islanders Winger Nikolay Kulemin (not pictured) scored during the third period of a Metropolitan Divisional match-up between the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers on March 22, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. (Photo by David Hahn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 22: New York Rangers Goalie Antti Raanta (32) watches the video replay, after New York Islanders Winger Nikolay Kulemin (not pictured) scored during the third period of a Metropolitan Divisional match-up between the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers on March 22, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. (Photo by David Hahn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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Henrik Lundqvist did not play well during this stretch in December of 2016. Antti Raanta just earned a shutout against his former team. Raanta would be starting the next game for the Rangers as well.

This memorable moment came on December 11, 2016 when Alain Vigneault decided to sit Lundqvist in favor of Raanta for their game against the New Jersey Devils. This was new territory as Lundqvist doesn’t usually sit three games in a row. Raanta didn’t miss a beat as he helped the Rangers win 5-0 with 19 saves.

This was Raanta’s second straight shutout and third straight win. Raanta won three straight games in four nights and stopped 62 out of 63 shots during that time span.