Georgiev agreed to terms on a two-year, $4.85 million contract with the Rangers on Thursday. With the departure of Henrik Lundqvist, Georgiev figures to slot in as the No. 2 option behind Igor Shesterkin, though he'll have to stave off a challenge from veteran Keith Kinkaid during training camp. In 34 appearances last season, the 23-year-old Georgiev posted a 17-14-2 record with a 3.04 GAA and two shutouts. Even with a potentially condensed NHL schedule, Georgiev is unlikely to see more than 30-35 starts next year, which makes him a mid-range fantasy option unless players want to stack him with Shesterkin.
Georgiev surrendered three goals on 28 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Avalanche on Wednesday. Pavel Buchnevich's tally late in the third period prevented Georgiev from taking the loss in regulation, but the Avalanche's J.T. Compher won it with a deflected goal in overtime. Georgiev slipped to 17-14-2 with a 3.04 GAA and a .910 save percentage in 34 appearances. The 24-year-old goalie will likely be used sparingly as rookie Igor Shesterkin seems to have a grip on the starting job at this point.
Georgiev will patrol the blue paint for Wednesday's contest in Colorado. Georgiev's last start came on March 5 where he earned an overtime win over Washington despite allowing five goals. The 24-year-old netminder actually has better numbers on the road this season, recording a .922 save percentage and 2.88 GAA in 18 away games. Fortunately for Georgiev and the Rangers, the Avalanche will be without Nathan MacKinnon (lower body) for Wednesday's contest.
Georgiev made 29 saves in Thursday's 6-5 overtime win over Washington. Georgiev overcame a pair of third-period snipes from Alex Ovechkin, the second of which tied the game at five apiece with 43 seconds remaining in regulation. The Bulgarian-Russian netminder has looked shaky of late with 12 goals allowed over his past three starts, but the most important result for a Rangers team chasing a playoff spot was that Georgiev managed to put a halt to the team's three-game slide. He has Mika Zibanejad (five goals in Thursday's contest) to thank for that.
Georgiev is slated to start between the pipes in Thursday's home matchup with Washington, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports. Georgiev hasn't been great recently, suffering back-to-back losses to the Flyers and Blues while posting a sub-par 3.54 GAA and .885 save percentage. The 24-year-old backstop will attempt to get back on track in a tough home matchup with a Capitals club that's 22-10-1 on the road this year.
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