Raanta made 23 saves in Sunday's 4-3 win over Toronto. The 23-year-old has had sharper nights but was bailed out by Mats Zuccarello's game-winner with less than a minute remaining in the third period. With the win, Raanta becomes the first Rangers goaltender to win his first four starts with the organization. Unfortunately Henrik Lundqvist's back-up will have to wait to improve upon his 4-0 record as the team plays just two contests in the next seven days and won't likely call upon Raanta until their next back-to-back occurrence in the final weekend of November.
Raanta will get the starting nod Sunday against the Maple Leafs, Andrew Gross of The Record reports. Henrik Lundqvist powered the Rangers to a 2-1 shootout win over Ottawa on Saturday afternoon, so they'll rest him in favor of Raanta, who has been lights out in limited action this season. In three starts, the Finn has allowed just two goals on 85 shots between the Rangers, Flames and Sharks respectively.
Raanta will face the Coyotes as Saturday night's starting netminder, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports. Putting Raanta in net gives the Blueshirts a chance to rest workhorse goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who has made 11 starts this season. Raanta made two starts of his own in October, yielding just one goal on 45 shots combined between the Sharks and Flames. This is the Finn's first road appearance of the young season.
Raanta pushed aside 22 of 23 shots in a 4-1 over Flames on Sunday. It took a while for a Raanta to start getting some action, but the 23-year-old been fantastic in two starts over the last six days. While Raanta (2-0) has allowed just one goal on 45 shots unfortunately nothing has changed for standard fantasy players who should only consider his services if they own Henrik Lundqvist. However, even that's questionable as the Rangers play just one game over the next seven days.
Raanta will receive the start in net Sunday against the Flames, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports. Raanta posted a solid performance in his first outing of the season, finishing with a shutout by stopping all of the 22 shots he faced. He'll have another favorable matchup Sunday, squaring off against a Flames team scoring just 2.14 goals per game.
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