When Henrik Lundqvist leads the Rangers onto the ice at the Garden for tonight's first-round Game 7 against the Senators, he will do so as a Vezina Trophy finalist for the fourth time in his seven-year NHL career.

Lundqvist, previously a finalist from 2006 through 2008 in each of his first three seasons in the NHL, joins the Kings' Jonathan Quick and the Predators' Pekka Rinne as competitors for the award for best goaltender as voted by the league's 30 general managers.

The Vezina winner will be announced at the NHL Awards extravaganza in Las Vegas on June 20.

"I take a lot of pride in being a finalist," said Lundqvist, who recorded 1.97 goals-against with a .930 save-pct. and eight shutouts. "I really wanted to push my game this year and that all entered into my preparation going into the season.