This article is part of our Crashing the Crease series.
Henrik Lundqvist became just the 12th goaltender in NHL history to reach 400 wins Saturday against the Avalanche, and continues to sit a comfortable second among the active leaders behind Roberto Luongo's 451 and ahead of Marc-Andre Fleury's 371. His wins milestone likely won't be the only one reached this season, so let's take a closer look at other goaltenders closing in on significant numbers.
Luongo is just three short of Curtis Joseph for fourth on the all-time list, and is almost certain to surpass him even given Florida's mediocre play this season. Cam Ward sits 34th with 290 wins, and reaching 300 this season looks doable even while backstopping the Metropolitan cellar-dwelling Hurricanes. His workload over the finals 29 games will likely be reduced with Eddie Lack back, but Ward does already have 21 victories with less than two-thirds of the campaign in the books. It'll be a tight fit, but one of Carolina's three April home games (vs. the Stars, Islanders and Blues) could be a historic one. Kari Lehtonen of the Stars is just 15 wins shy of 300 himself, but is highly unlikely to get there this season given that he has won only 12 up to this point.
Corey Crawford eclipsed the 200-win mark earlier this season, while Jimmy Howard (194), Tuukka Rask (194), Mike Smith (190), Steve Mason (190) and Braden Holtby (178) are all in the running to join him. Howard would've been there by now if not for a knee