Georgiev finished the season with an 8-7-2 record, 2.71 GAA and .905 save percentage over 19 appearances (18 starts).
Georgiev opened the season with a shutout win over the Islanders but then struggled as the 1B option to Igor Shesterkin's 1A, including an early March stretch in which Georgiev looked about as bad as any NHL goalie looked all year. He rebounded from that poor spell by notching his second shutout -- this time against the Flyers -- and righted the ship down the stretch while working in a more comfortable backup role behind Shesterkin. Georgiev has another year remaining on his two-year bridge deal and should reprise his role as Shesterkin's backup next season.
Goergiev stopped 31 of 34 shots in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to Washington.
The Capitals' fourth goal was a T.J. Oshie empty-netter, which completed the winger's hat trick after he scored two power-play goals in the second. Washington's other goal was a Nic Dowd tally, which capped a 3-0 second period against Georgiev for the visitors. Georgiev has dropped his last two starts, allowing three goals in each and stunting a preceding three-game winning streak.
Georgiev will be between the pipes at home versus the Capitals on Wednesday, Mollie Walker of Newsday reports.
After being used frequently at the start of the season, Georgiev has appeared in a mere four of the team's last 24 contests in which he posted a 3-1-0 record and 2.02 GAA. With only two more games on the season, this could be the last time Georgiev is in the crease for the Rangers this year.
Georgiev made 22 saves in a 3-0 loss to the Islanders on Saturday.
This was a tough matchup for the Rangers. They were facing Semyon Varlamov and he blanked them for the fourth time this season. Georgiev played well, but it's impossible to make miracles happen when your teammates are paralyzed by the Isles' kryptonite.
Georgiev will guard the road goal during Saturday's matchup with the Islanders, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.
Georgiev was sharp in his last start last Friday against the Flyers, stopping 26 of 27 shots en route to a 4-1 victory. The 25-year-old netminder will attempt to extend his personal winning streak to four games in a tough road matchup with an Isles team that's posted an impressive 19-3-3 record at home this season.
Georgiev stopped 26 shots in Friday's 4-1 win over the Flyers.
Aside from an Oskar Lindblom tally in the first period, Georgiev shut down Philly's offense to pick up his third straight win. The 25-year-old hasn't seen much action lately with Igor Shesterkin locking down the No. 1 job, but Georgiev's minor hot streak has improved his ratios to a 2.67 GAA and .906 save percentage.
Georgiev will patrol the crease during Friday's road game versus Philadelphia.
Georgiev wasn't great in his last start Sunday against New Jersey, surrendering three goals on just 28 shots, but he was still able to secure his seventh win of the season thanks to strong goal support from his teammates. The Bulgarian netminder will attempt to extend his personal winning streak to three games in a home matchup with a Flyers club that's averaging 2.83 goals per game on the road this campaign, 15th in the NHL.
Georgiev stopped 25 of 28 shots in a 5-3 win over New Jersey on Sunday.
Georgiev briefly left the game at the end of the first period with a leg injury, but he was back between the pipes to start the second and ended up recording his second road win in a row. The 24-year-old netminder improved to 7-5-2 on the year with a 2.79 GAA and .902 save percentage.
Georgiev (leg) returned to the Sunday's game against the Devils in the second period, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Georgiev missed the final 2:19 of the first period as he was evaluated for a lower-body injury. The 25-year-old has been cleared and will return to the blue paint with a 2-0 lead in hand.
Georgiev exited Sunday's game against the Devils with an undisclosed injury, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
Georgiev stopped all 10 shots sent his way before leaving in the first period. It's unclear what caused him to leave the ice. but Colin Stephenson of Newsday believes it's a left leg injury. Igor Shesterkin entered the game in Georgiev's place.
Georgiev will defend the road net in Sunday's game versus the Devils, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
Georgiev will make his first start since April 9, and it'll be his second start since March 19. The 25-year-old has been simply mediocre this season, recording a .903 save percentage and a 6-5-2 record. The matchup against the Devils is quite intriguing, though, as they sit 27th in the league with 2.47 goals per game.
Georgiev made 31 saves in Friday's 4-1 win over the Islanders.
Other than an Andy Greene tally late in the second period, Georgiev was unbeatable in his first action since March 19. The 25-year-old has a lackluster 2.84 GAA and .903 save percentage on the season, but with Igor Shesterkin showing signs of fatigue recently, Georgiev could see more starts down the stretch -- assuming he's still a Ranger after the trade deadline.
Georgiev will start Friday's road game versus the Islanders, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
Igor Shesterkin played in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Penguins, and Georgiev will handle the second half of a back-to-back. This is Georgiev's first start since March 19.
Georgiev made 16 saves in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Capitals.
He took a shutout into the third period, but Alex Ovechkin beat Georgiev twice inside the final seven minutes to flip the script on the contest. The 25-year-old netminder has started two straight games, but he's expected to retreat to the bench for Saturday's rematch -- whether he'll be backing up Keith Kinkaid or a returning Igor Shesterkin (groin), however, isn't yet clear. On the season, Georgiev has a mediocre 2.92 GAA and .897 save percentage.
Georgiev will defend the blue paint during Friday's road clash with the Capitals.
Georgiev was unbeatable in his last start Wednesday versus the Flyers, turning aside all 26 shots he faced en route to a gaudy 9-0 victory. He'll attempt to pick up his sixth win of the season in a tough road matchup with a scorching-hot Capitals club that's won six straight games.
Georgiev turned aside 26 shots Wednesday in a 9-0 win over the Flyers.
Georgiev was the beneficiary of a seven-goal explosion by the Rangers in the second period, turning a 2-0 lead into a complete laugher. The 25-year-old netminder was chased from his previous start after allowing four goals on 14 shots, but he rebounded effectively Wednesday in earning his second shutout of the season. Georgiev improved to 5-4-2 on the year with a 3.01 GAA and .897 save percentage.
Georgiev will guard the home goal during Wednesday's matchup with the Flyers.
Georgiev struggled in his last start Thursday against the Bruins, surrendering four goals on just 14 shots before being replaced by Keith Kinkaid in the second period of the eventual 4-0 defeat. The 25-year-old Bulgarian will try to bounce back and snap his two-game losing skid in a home matchup with a Philadelphia squad that's averaging 3.35 goals per game this year, sixth in the NHL.
Georgiev gave up four goals on 14 shots before getting replaced by Keith Kinkaid in the second period of Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Bruins.
Georgiev was dreadful for the second start in a row, once again letting in multiple soft goals and getting the hook less than halfway through the game. He started the season as the 1B option to Igor Shesterkin (groin), but it's apparent at this point that Shesterkin is the top option in New York's net when healthy. The way Georgiev's playing right now, the Rangers may be better off giving Kinkaid most of the playing time until Shesterkin's ready to return.
Georgiev will defend the blue paint during Thursday's road game versus the Bruins, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
Georgiev didn't last long in his last start Sunday against Pittsburgh, surrendering three goals on just six shots before being replaced by Keith Kinkaid in the first period of the eventual 5-1 loss. He'll try to bounce back and secure his fifth win of the season in a road matchup with a Boston team that's 6-2-1 at home this year.
Georgiev allowed three goals on six shots before he was replaced by Keith Kinkaid in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Penguins.
The three goals against Georgiev came in a span of 1:01 late in the first period. That was enough to stick the Bulgarian goalie with a loss, and he dropped to 4-3-2 on the year. He has a 3.03 GAA and an .897 save percentage through 11 outings. Georgiev figures to get most of the starts while Igor Shesterkin (groin) is sidelined, but it's believed Shesterkin's injury is minor. The Rangers face the Penguins again Tuesday.
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|05/05||vs WAS||L 2-4||1||3||31||34|
|05/01||@ NYI||L 0-3||1||3||22||25|
|04/23||vs PHI||W 4-1||1||1||26||27|
|04/18||@ NJ||W 5-3||1||3||25||28|
|04/09||@ NYI||W 4-1||1||1||31||32|
|03/19||@ WAS||L 1-2||1||2||16||18|
|03/17||vs PHI||W 9-0||1||0||26||26|
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