Shesterkin replaced Keith Kinkaid (undisclosed) midway through the third period Saturday, stopping seven of nine shots in a 5-4 win over the Bruins.
The two teams combined for four goals in the final 11 minutes, resulting in Shesterkin getting credit for the win, his 16th of the season. The 25-year-old battled injuries this season but was solid when he was on the ice, and he should head into next season as the Rangers' No. 1 netminder. Shesterkin went 16-14-3 with a 2.62 GAA and .916 save percentage in 35 appearances (31 starts).
Shesterkin turned aside 30 of 34 shots in Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Bruins.
Shesterkin never really had a chance in this one, as the injury-riddled Rangers dressed an inexperienced and overmatched group of skaters in front of him. Boston finished with a 34-15 edge in shots, handing Shesterkin his third consecutive regulation loss. Like the rest of his teammates, Shesterkin has played well against the dregs of the East Division (Buffalo and New Jersey), but it's been a month since he notched a victory against any other team.
Shesterkin will start Thursday's game against Boston.
Shesterkin was shelled to the tune of five goals on 39 shots in his last start Monday against the Capitals. He'll look for a better fate in the Rangers' penultimate game of the season against a Bruins team jockeying for playoff positioning with the Penguins, Islanders and Capitals.
Shesterkin turned aside 34 of 39 shots in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Capitals.
Washington's final goal was scored into an empty net. Shesterkin didn't get a lot help in this one but also wasn't at his sharpest, and the loss helped eliminate the Rangers from the postseason. The 25-year-old has a 2.53 GAA and .918 save percentage on the year.
Shesterkin will protect the home cage Monday against Washington.
Shesterkin gave up three goals in a shutout loss to the Islanders in his last start, but he's been excellent against Washington this season. In three previous meetings with the Capitals, he's gone 3-0-0 with a 1.67 GAA and .946 save percentage. The Rangers will be without a pair of defensive regulars in Jacob Trouba (upper body) and Ryan Lindgren (upper body), while the Washington attack will be missing T.J. Oshie (personal) and possibly Alex Ovechkin (lower body).
Shesterkin gave up three goals on 26 shots in Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Islanders.
Shesterkin got no support from his teammates, as the Rangers leaked scoring chances in the first period and allowed the Islanders to race out to an early 2-0 lead. The Islanders beat Shesterkin again in the second, then sealed it with an empty-netter with over five minutes remaining in the third. Shesterkin has surrendered three-plus goals in five of his last six starts, declining in form after holding eight of his previous 12 opponents below that mark.
Shesterkin will patrol the crease during Thursday's home game versus the Islanders.
Shesterkin has played well recently, picking up back-to-back wins over the Sabres while posting an impressive 2.01 GAA and .944 save percentage. The 25-year-old goaltender will attempt to earn his 16th victory of the campaign in a home matchup with an Isles squad that's averaging just 1.88 goals per game on the road this season, 30th in the NHL.
Shesterkin made 36 saves in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Sabres.
A Sam Reinhart goal late in the second period was all that stood between Shesterkin and his third shutout of the season. The 25-year-old sports a 15-11-3 record on the season with a 2.42 GAA and .922 save percentage as he solidifies his spot as the Rangers' goaltender of both the present and the future.
Shesterkin will protect the home cage Tuesday against the Sabres,
Shesterkin will take on the Sabres for the second time in a row after beating them Sunday. He gave up a goal in each period Sunday, but New York's lead never dipped below two goals over the final 40 minutes. Fantasy managers will be hoping for a sharper effort from the Russian netminder in the rematch, as Buffalo's lackluster offense is mustering just 2.41 goals per game.
Shesterkin allowed three goals on 34 shots in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Sabres.
Shesterkin allowed a goal in each period, but the Rangers' offense covered his mistakes. The Russian netminder improved to 14-11-3 with a 2.47 GAA and a .919 save percentage through 30 games this season. He could get another chance at the Sabres on Tuesday, which would be a favorable matchup for fantasy managers.
Shesterkin will guard the home net in Sunday's game against the Sabres.
Shesterkin lost his last two starts, but he has still enjoyed a solid April, posting a .911 save percentage and a 5-3-2 record. The Sabres are headed for a lottery pick. However, they've been respectable of late, winning four of their last eight games while scoring at least four goals in each victory.
Shesterkin stopped 33 of 36 shots in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Flyers.
Bad luck and dubious officiating led to Philadelphia's only goal through two periods, as Adam Fox was called for a phantom high-sticking penalty after the officials bought Jakub Voracek's sales job, and the Flyers converted 13 seconds into the power play when the puck deflected in off James van Riemsdyk's face. It turns out JVR and Voracek weren't done victimizing the Rangers' goalie, as each beat Shesterkin in the third to give the Flyers a 3-1 advantage. The Rangers iced five rookie or sophomore defensemen in front of Shesterkin in this one, and the youth on the back end should continue to lead to inconsistency -- Shesterkin has allowed 12 goals over his last three starts after notching back-to-back shutouts in the preceding two.
Shesterkin will guard the home goal during Thursday's matchup with Philadelphia.
Shesterkin was shelled in his last start, surrendering six goals on just 28 shots en route to an ugly 6-1 loss to the Islanders on Tuesday. The 25-year-old goaltender will try to shake off that poor performance and get back in the win column in a home matchup with a middling Flyers offense that's averaging 2.82 goals per game on the road this season, 15th in the NHL.
Shesterkin gave up six goals on 28 shots in Tuesday's 6-1 loss to the Islanders.
Things got progressively worse for Shesterkin as the night unfolded, as he allowed one goal in the first, two in the second and three in the third. He came in hot (three-game winning streak, two shutouts) while the Islanders' offense had been slumping (two total goals in the previous three games), but both trends reversed in this lopsided defeat for Shesterkin.
Shesterkin will defend the blue paint during Tuesday's road game versus the Islanders, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
Shesterkin was pretty solid in his last start Saturday against the Devils, stopping 30 of 33 shots en route to a 6-3 victory. The 25-year-old netminder will attempt to secure his 14th win of the season in a brutal road matchup with an Islanders team that's 18-2-2 at home this year.
Shesterkin stopped the only two shots he faced in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Devils.
Shesterkin had to play the final 2:19 of the first period while starter Alexandar Georgiev tended to a leg injury. The latter returned to the game to start the second period, sending Shesterkin back to the bench.
Shestsherkin made 30 saves in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Devils.
His shutout streak against New Jersey got snapped midway through the second period, but Shesterkin still notched his third straight win over the Devils. He's only lost once in regulation in his last nine outings, going 6-1-2, and on the season the 25-year-old sports a sharp 2.28 GAA and .925 save percentage.
Shesterkin will defend the blue paint during Saturday's home game versus the Devils.
Shesterkin has been razor sharp recently, picking up back-to-back shutout wins over the Devils on Tuesday and Thursday. The 25-year-old Russian will hope to continue his dominance in a third straight matchup with the same New Jersey squad Saturday.
Shesterkin stopped all 16 shots he faced to shut out the Devils for the second game in a row in Thursday's 4-0 win.
Shesterkin had to work a lot harder for Tuesday's shutout, as the Rangers raced out to a 3-0 lead after one period and limited New Jersey's opportunities against Shesterkin in this one. Nonetheless, he became the first Rangers goalie to log back-to-back shutouts against the same opponent since Gump Worlsey against the Bruins in 1955. The Russian rookie's establishing himself as one of the league's top goaltenders, with just one regulation loss in his last eight starts.
Shesterkin will start between the pipes in Thursday's home game versus New Jersey.
Shesterkin was fantastic in his last start Tuesday against the Devils, stopping all 27 shots he faced en route to his 11th win of the season and his first career shutout. The 25-year-old goaltender will try to secure a second straight victory in a rematch with the same New Jersey club Thursday.
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|05/08||@ BOS||W 5-4||1||2||7||9|
|05/06||@ BOS||L 0-4||1||4||30||34|
|05/03||vs WAS||L 3-6||1||5||34||39|
|04/29||vs NYI||L 0-4||1||3||23||26|
|04/27||vs BUF||W 3-1||1||1||36||37|
|04/25||vs BUF||W 6-3||1||3||31||34|
|04/22||vs PHI||L 2-3||1||3||33||36|
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