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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
54-20-8 116
52-24-6 110
46-25-11 103
44-26-12 100
37-35-10 84
37-38-7 81
27-46-9 63
25-46-11 61

2021 Goaltending

STATS W
Wins
L
Losses
OTL
Overtime Loss
GAA
Goals Against Average
SV%
Saves Percentage
SO
Shutout
Regular Season 36 13 4 2.07 .935 6
Post Season 4 2 0 3.66 .910 0

Top Igor Shesterkin News

  • Rangers' Igor Shesterkin: In goal Wednesday

    Shesterkin will guard the road goal in Game 1 of the Rangers' second-round series versus the Hurricanes on Wednesday, Mollie Walker of The New York Post reports.

    Shesterkin struggled a bit in the first round, going 4-2 with a 3.66 GAA and a .910 save percentage versus the Penguins. The Hurricanes present a tougher challenge, as they averaged 3.38 goals per game in the regular season, ninth-best in the NHL. Shesterkin will need to improve to keep the Rangers competitive in the second round.

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  • Rangers' Igor Shesterkin: Tending twine Sunday

    Shesterkin will start Game 7 at home against the Penguins on Sunday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.

    Shesterkin has won two straight games while stopping a combined 60 of 66 shots to force Sunday's Game 7 showdown. He sports a 3.82 GAA and a .906 save percentage this series but has registered an unsightly .882 save percentage over the last five games.

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  • Rangers' Igor Shesterkin: Steady in win

    Shesterkin allowed three goals on 45 shots in Sunday's 4-3 overtime win over the Penguins in Game 7.

    Shesterkin earned his third straight win in this contest, holding down the fort in the third period and overtime to help the Rangers get into the second round. He's allowed three goals in each of the last three games. The 26-year-old will continue to serve as the Rangers' starting goalie in the second round versus the Hurricanes.

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  • Rangers' Igor Shesterkin: Extends series with win

    Shesterkin allowed three goals on 34 shots in Friday's 5-3 win over the Penguins in Game 6.

    This game looked ticketed for overtime until Chris Kreider's shot deflected up and over Penguins goalie Louis Domingue late in the third period. Shesterkin was solid after a shaky start to the game, earning his second straight win. He's still allowed at least three goals in five of his six appearances, but there's no reason to assume the 26-year-old won't be stationed between the pipes for Sunday's decisive Game 7.

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  • Rangers' Igor Shesterkin: Hoping to force Game 7

    Shesterkin will guard the road cage during Friday's Game 6 versus the Penguins, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.

    Shesterkin was pretty solid in Wednesday's Game 5 against Pittsburgh, turning aside 29 of 32 shots en route to a 5-3 win. The Vezina Trophy finalist will try to help the Rangers stave off elimination by shooting for a second straight victory in a rematch with a banged-up Penguins squad that will be without Sidney Crosby (upper body), Brian Dumoulin (lower body) and Tristan Jarry (foot).

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  • Rangers' Igor Shesterkin: Bounces back in Game 5

    Shesterkin stopped 29 of 32 shots in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Penguins.

    After he was pulled in the last two contests, Shesterkin rebounded with a solid performance in the Game 5 win. The 26-year-old netminder now has a .905 save percentage in the playoffs (buoyed by a 79-save performance in Game 1). Shesterkin will likely be back in net Friday as the Rangers try to even the series in Pittsburgh.

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  • Rangers' Igor Shesterkin: Starting Wednesday

    Shesterkin will face the Penguins at home for Game 5 on Wednesday, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.

    Shesterkin was yanked Monday for the second straight game after coughing up six goals on 30 shots. The Rangers have fallen in a 3-1 series hole and they'll be facing elimination in Wednesday's contest. Since stopping a combined 118 of 124 shots in the first two games of the series, the 26-year-old has allowed 10 goals on 45 shots in his last two appearances.

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  • Rangers' Igor Shesterkin: Back in net Monday

    Shesterkin will patrol the crease on the road against Pittsburgh for Game 4 on Monday, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.

    After a pair of fantastic outings to start the series in which Shesterkin stopped 118 of 124 shots (.952 save percentage) in the first two contests, the netminder was given the hook in Game 3 after conceding four goals on 15 shots. Despite the tough outing, the 26-year-old Russian appears to be the preferred option between the pipes, though Alexandar Georgiev could be in the mix if Shesterkin gets pulled again.

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  • Rangers' Igor Shesterkin: Pulled from Game 3 start

    Shesterkin allowed four goals on 15 shots in Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Penguins in Game 3.

    Shesterkin only played the first period, and his struggles prompted head coach Gerard Gallant to turn to Alexandar Georgiev. The Rangers were able to cover Shesterkin's damage before ultimately faltering in the third period. He's allowed 10 goals in three outings, but he's stopped 129 of 139 shots after a heroic performance in a triple-overtime loss in Game 1. The Russian goalie will likely be afforded an opportunity to bounce back in Monday's Game 4.

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  • Rangers' Igor Shesterkin: Seeking second straight win

    Shesterkin will patrol the road crease during Saturday's Game 3 matchup with the Penguins, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.

    Shesterkin was excellent in Thursday's Game 2 versus Pittsburgh, stopping 39 of 41 shots en route to a 5-2 victory. He'll try to help the Rangers regain home-ice advantage by shooting for a second straight win over the same Penguins squad Saturday.

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  • Rangers' Igor Shesterkin: Stops 39 in Game 2 win

    Shesterkin stopped 39 of 41 shots in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Penguins.

    Shesterkin showed no signs of fatigue after facing 83 shots in Monday's triple-overtime loss. The 26-year-old netminder was excellent again Thursday as the Rangers evened the series at 1-1. Shesterkin was shaken up after a collision with Jeff Carter in the third period but remained in the game. He should be back in net Saturday as the series shifts to Pittsburgh.

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  • Rangers' Igor Shesterkin: On track to start

    Shesterkin is expected to get the start in goal in Thursday night's Game 2 versus the Penguins, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.

    There was some concern about Shesterkin's availability for Game 2 after he made a franchise-playoff record 79 saves in Tuesday's 4-3 triple-overtime loss to the Penguins, but the highly-talented netminder is expected to be ready to play after getting the day off Wednesday. He'll try to earn his first career NHL playoff victory in a rematch with a Pittsburgh team that will have to turn to journeyman Louis Domingue in goal after losing Casey DeSmith to a lower-body injury in Game 1.

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  • Rangers' Igor Shesterkin: Guarding cage for Game 1

    Shesterkin will patrol the blue paint at home versus Pittsburgh in Tuesday's Game 1, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.

    Shesterkin set new career highs in wins (36), shutouts (six) and GAA (2.07) but enters Tuesday's tilt having lost his last two games in which he conceded seven goals on 71 shots.

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  • Rangers' Igor Shesterkin: Stops 79 in triple-OT loss

    Shesterkin made 79 saves in Tuesday's 4-3 triple-overtime Game 1 loss to the Penguins.

    After one of the best regular seasons for a goalie in recent memory, Shesterkin submitted a performance for the history books in the postseason opener, as his 79 saves rank second all-time behind Joonas Korpisalo's 85 in 2020. Shesterkin had four different shutout periods, but it ultimately wasn't enough. Pittsburgh scored three goals in the second thanks to a 25-shot barrage that included a 5-on-3 tally, and Evgeni Malkin won it for the Penguins 5:58 into the third overtime. Despite the heavy workload in this one, there's little doubt that Shesterkin will be back in the crease for New York in Game 2 on Thursday.

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  • Rangers' Igor Shesterkin: Guarding cage Tuesday

    Shesterkin will get the starting nod at home against the Hurricanes on Tuesday, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.

    After posting back-to-back shutouts against the Red Wings and Jets, Shesterkin coughed up three goals in a loss to Boston on Saturday. The 26-year-old owns a stellar 2.03 GAA this season and a 1.63 GAA in April despite a lackluster 4-3-1 record this month. He's 21-5-3 with a .942 save percentage at home on the year, but he'll get a tough test Tuesday against one of the league's top teams.

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  • Rangers' Igor Shesterkin: Gives up four in loss

    Shesterkin allowed four goals on 36 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Hurricanes.

    Neither team scored in the first 27 minutes, but Carolina then managed to get four pucks past Shesterkin in the next 14 minutes of game time to take a 4-1 lead. New York pushed back after that, but it was too little too late. This was the first time Shesterkin allowed more than three goals in a game since the Devils scored five against him March 22. The Vezina Trophy favorite will likely sit out the second leg of the Rangers' back-to-back set Wednesday, but Shesterkin could start Friday's regular-season finale against Washington to get the sour taste of this loss out of his mouth before the playoffs begin.

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  • Rangers' Igor Shesterkin: Humbled against Bruins

    Shesterkin registered 32 saves on 35 shots in a 3-1 loss to the Bruins on Saturday.

    Shesterkin entered this contest fresh off back-to-back shutouts versus the Red Wings and Jets, but the Bruins presented a unique challenge in this one. Boston dominated faceoffs (62:38 percent) and opposing netminder Linus Ullmark, who was fresh off a three-game hiatus, posted one of his best performances of the season. Shesterkin still leads the league with a 2.03 GAA and .936 save percentage through 52 games.

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  • Rangers' Igor Shesterkin: Starting in Beantown

    Shesterkin will defend the blue paint during Saturday's road game versus the Bruins, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.

    Shesterkin has been unstoppable recently, picking up back-to-back shutouts over the Red Wings and the Jets. He'll try to pick up his 37th win of the season in a road matchup with a Boston team that's 23-13-2 at home this year.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 189 lbs
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Age: 26
Experience: 2
Shoots: Left