If both the mythology and your own eyes are to be believed, Henrik Lundqvist may be longer lasting than the Berlin Wall, more rhythmic than Phil Spector’s wall of sound and more imposing than the Great Wall of China.

He may have rejected more rubber than B.F. Goodrich and made more saves than the lifeguards on “Baywatch.” He may in fact be the best goaltender in the world or, more significantly at the moment, in the National Hockey League.

Yet as imposing as the 31-year-old reigning Vezina Trophy winner may appear to be when the Eastern Conference semifinal playoffs begin tonight at the Garden between the Bruins and the New York Rangers, Tuukka Rask will pay him no mind.

Despite those trying to boil this series down to a battle between the reigning chief stopper of the NHL and a young man thirsting after the same sort of perception, Rask refuses to consider that this is about Tuukka vs. Henrik or even simply goalie vs. goalie. Because while these games may be decided by hand-to-hand combat in front of the net, the Bruins’ 26-year-old goalie and the Rangers’ 31-year-old icon will not be involved . . . at least not with each other.

“I don’t care if there’s a wall out there, I just want to beat the other team,” Rask said yesterday following a brisk morning practice at the Garden. “I don’t want to put too much into this ‘goalie matchup’ talk. Sometimes you face a hot goalie and he’s unbeatable, but for us it’s more team vs. team. I just try to do the best I can to help us win games.”

Despite the fact he was snubbed in the Vezina nominations, while Lundqvist was back on the ballot for the fifth time since arriving in the NHL in 2001, many feel Rask had as good a season — and the numbers seem to support that theory.

While King Henrik finished this lockout shortened year with a save percentage of .926 and allowed 2.05 goals per game, Prince Tuukka’s save percentage was a superior .929 and his goals-against average was 2.00. Some note Rask played in seven fewer games, but it’s not like he took weekends off.

Such baubles are of no import at the moment, however. There is a larger Cup at stake, and the last time the Bruins won it in 2011, it was without question because Tim Thomas was able to stop pucks standing on his head, blindfolded or while under water.

Unlike Superman, Thomas was not able to jump tall buildings in a single bound, but he was faster than a speeding bullet and able to stop one. To win a Stanley Cup, it seems someone has to play this role, as the Kings aptly named Jonathan Quick did last year.

Because of all that, it is easy to conclude this is a series about goaltending, which it is. What it’s not is a series about mortal combat between goaltenders.

“It could possibly be like that,” Rask said when asked if he expects low-scoring affairs. “You never know what’s going to happen, but I expect tight defensive games.”