Georgiev made 36 saves in a 4-3 overtime victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday night. Georgiev started back-to-back days to end the season. He made 39 saves in Friday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Blue Jackets. And he went 3-0-1 in his last four starts. Georgiev is the Rangers' future, but Henrik Lundqvist is inked for two more seasons. Expect incremental increases in playing time next season.
Georgiev will tend the road twine in Saturday's game versus the Penguins. Georgiev is hot right now with a .966 save percentage over the last three games. He played Friday night as well but dropped a 3-2 decision to the Blue Jackets in a shootout. The Penguins already have a playoff spot locked up so they're playing for seeding. They've been struggling lately, averaging 2.25 goals over the last four outings.
Georgiev stopped 39 of 41 shots in regulation and overtime, and one of two shootout attempts, in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Blue Jackets. In what was likely his final start of the season, Georgiev did just about everything he could to play spoiler for the Jackets' playoff chances, but he couldn't contain Artemi Panarin -- who beat him in the third period, and for the only tally in the shootout. The young netminder has posted a strong 2.29 GAA and .937 save percentage in nine outings since the beginning of March, and the heir to King Henrik Lundqvist's throne could get his coronation as the new No. 1 for the Blueshirts as soon as next season.
Georgiev will start between the pipes in Friday's home clash versus the Blue Jackets, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports. In his last 10 appearances -- dating back to Feb. 23 -- Georgiev went 4-3-3 while posting a 2.46 GAA and .927 save percentage. The Bulgarian is currently riding a two-game win streak, which includes a 29-save shutout in his most recent outing and a 44-save performance over the Blues on March 29. Georgiev will face a Blue Jackets team that averages an 11th-best 2.95 goals per game on the road this season.
Georgiev set aside all 29 shots en route to a 3-0 win over the Flyers on Sunday. Georgiev's second career shutout further demoralized a Flyers club that won't be making the playoffs. It's the same fate for the Rangers, but the Blueshirts have now won two in a row behind New York's No. 2 goalie. Georgiev's record improves to 13-13-3 with a 2.95 GAA and .912 save percentage through 31 games.
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