Georgiev allowed a goal on 20 shots in relief of Igor Shesterkin in a 7-4 loss to the Penguins in Saturday's Game 3. Georgiev's only goal allowed was to Danton Heinen off a turnover, but that was the decisive tally in the game. The Penguins also scored a pair of empty-netters with Georgiev pulled for an extra attacker. This was his first career playoff appearance, but he's unlikely to see many more with Shesterkin established as the Rangers' top option in net.
Georgiev made 34 saves in Friday's 3-2 win over the Capitals. Georgiev bounced back after a poor performance Wednesday to pick up his eighth win in his last nine starts. The Rangers intend to ride Igor Shesterkin in the playoffs, but Georgiev's strong play down the stretch should give him confidence if he's needed. Georgiev finishes the regular season with a 15-10-2 record, 2.92 GAA and .898 save percentage.
Georgiev will start Friday's season finale against Washington, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today Sports reports. Georgiev had a seven-game winning streak snapped by the lowly Canadiens in his previous outing, but the Rangers were sitting some key contributors in that one. With something closer to a full lineup in front of him, Georgiev will look to finish the regular season on a high note against a Capitals team that will likely remain without Alex Ovechkin (upper body).
Georgiev allowed four goals on 24 shots in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Canadiens. Georgiev backstopped a depleted Rangers lineup with many regulars resting in preparation for the postseason, but New York still gave him a chance to win, erasing three different one-goal deficits. His personal seven-start winning streak came to an end due in large part to Jeff Petry, who scored twice against Georgiev, including the game-winner in the final minute. It wouldn't be surprising to see Georgiev back in the net for Friday's season finale against the Capitals.
Georgiev will guard the home goal Wednesday versus the Canadiens, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports. Georgiev will look to win his eighth straight start, and it's against a favorable opponent. The 26-year-old will have a challenge ahead of him, however, as the Rangers are expected to rest most of their key players.
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