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January 19, 2021 11:52 PM
Rangers' Alexandar Georgiev: Gets hook in Tuesday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Georgiev stopped 16 of 20 shots before being replaced by Igor Shesterkin to begin the third period of Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Devils.

After posting a shutout in the Rangers' last game Saturday, Georgiev got another turn in the crease but was much less effective. The team will likely continue to give both netminders plenty of work until one of them seizes the starting job, but look for Shesterkin to get the next start against the Penguins on Friday.

January 18, 2021 12:48 PM
Rangers' Alexandar Georgiev: Manning crease Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Georgiev will start Tuesday's game against the Devils, Rick Carpiniello of The Athletic reports.

Igor Shesterkin struggled against the Islanders on Opening Night, while Georgiev shut them out two nights later, so Georgiev will get the nod for New York's third game of the season. The 24-year-old netminder was viewed as the 1B option in New York's net heading into the season, but Georgiev could work his way into a full timeshare if not take the starting job outright should he continue his hot start.

January 16, 2021 11:48 PM
Rangers' Alexandar Georgiev: Pitches shutout in season debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Georgiev made 23 saves in a 5-0 win over the Islanders on Saturday night.

The Rangers played a strong game in all three zones, rarely making a mistake in their own end. Given this strong performance (and Igor Shesterkin's opening night speed wobble), Georgiev clearly deserves New York's next game. The Rangers host the Devils on Tuesday night.

January 15, 2021 02:12 PM
Rangers' Alexandar Georgiev: Set for season debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Georgiev will get the start in goal in Saturday's home game versus the Islanders.

Georgiev was decent last season, posting a 17-14-2 record with two shutouts while registering a .910 save percentage through 34 appearances. The Rangers' No. 1 netminder Igor Shesterkin just surrendered four goals on 33 shots in a 4-0 loss to the Isles on Thursday, so Georgiev will hope to fare better in Saturday's rematch.

December 21, 2020 02:36 PM
Rangers' Alexandar Georgiev: Cleared to travel
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Georgiev's visa issues have been resolved and he is expected to travel to New York soon, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.

Georgiev will have to quarantine for 14 days before he can get on the ice with his teammates, so he will likely miss the first few days of training camp. The delay could see Keith Kinkaid make a strong push for the backup job behind Igor Shesterkin, though Georgiev should probably still be considered the favorite to serve as the No. 2 in the Big Apple.

December 18, 2020 04:16 AM
Rangers' Alexandar Georgiev: Held up by visa issues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Georgiev has yet to travel to New York for the upcoming season while he awaits his work visa, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.

If the league is able to finalize an early-January start to training camp, there may not be enough time for Georgiev to complete a full 14-day quarantine before camp would begin. Still, barring any complications with his work visa, Georgiev should be able to join the team in time for the start of the 2020-21 campaign. While Igor Shesterkin will likely enter camp as the presumptive No. 1, there should be plenty of opportunities for Georgiev to challenge for an expanded role, especially if the NHL schedule includes an increased number of back-to-backs.

October 15, 2020 04:08 PM
Rangers' Alexandar Georgiev: Signs two-year deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 12, 2020 01:52 AM
Rangers' Alexandar Georgiev: Drops result in overtime
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 12, 2020 03:28 AM
Rangers' Alexandar Georgiev: Tending twine in Colorado
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Georgiev will patrol the blue paint for Wednesday's contest in Colorado.

Georgiev's last start came on March 5, when 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.

March 6, 2020 10:44 PM
Rangers' Alexandar Georgiev: Stops 29 in high-scoring win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 5, 2020 10:48 AM
Rangers' Alexandar Georgiev: Facing Capitals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 4, 2020 01:56 AM
Rangers' Alexandar Georgiev: Tough loss Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Georgiev stopped 19 shots in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Blues.

The final St. Louis goal was scored into an empty net. Georgiev wasn't busy, but he wasn't able to make an early 1-0 lead hold up en route to his second straight loss. The 24-year-old has a 2.98 GAA and .912 save percentage on the season, and he could soon return to a backup role once Igor Shesterkin (ribs) is fully healthy.

March 2, 2020 01:28 PM
Rangers' Alexandar Georgiev: Set to start against Blues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Georgiev will get the starting nod in Tuesday's home game versus the Blues, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.

Igor Shesterkin (ribs) could be back sooner than expected, but Georgiev will continue to handle the workload for now. He's been up and down lately, finishing four of the last six games over a .930 save percentage and the other two below an .890 mark. The defending champs will be a tough task, though, as they've won seven straight and scored three or more goals in six of those games.

February 29, 2020 01:36 PM
Rangers' Alexandar Georgiev: Flops in Philly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Georgiev made 35 saves in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Flyers.

After winning two straight games, Georgiev fell back to earth, allowing his most goals since he got torched for six by the Oilers on New Year's Eve. Igor Shesterkin (ribs) is out of action until some time in March, but so far it seems as though Georgiev will see the bulk of the action in net while the rookie is sidelined, with Henrik Lundqvist last getting a start Feb. 3.

February 28, 2020 02:08 AM
Rangers' Alexandar Georgiev: Starting again Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Georgiev will protect the road goal Friday versus the Flyers, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.

Georgiev allowed two goals on 34 shots Thursday against the Canadiens, and head coach David Quinn is confident enough to go back to the 24-year-old on consecutive nights. Georgiev has a 16-12-1 record with a 2.94 GAA and a .914 save percentage through 30 appearances. The Flyers have averaged 3.58 goals per game at home this year, which ranks fifth in the league.

February 27, 2020 11:56 PM
Rangers' Alexandar Georgiev: Fourth win in fifth start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Georgiev made 32 saves in a 5-2 win over Montreal on Thursday.

Georgiev has won four of his last five starts. With Igor Shesterkin on the shelf, Georgiev will be the de facto starter on Broadway, at least short term. He also picked up his first assist in the game for those of you lucky enough to have that count as a forward point.

February 26, 2020 12:56 PM
Rangers' Alexandar Georgiev: Starting in Montreal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Per Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today, Georgiev was the first goalie off the ice at Wednesday's morning skate, which suggests he'll get the start in goal in Thursday's road matchup with Montreal.

Georgiev has played well since mid-February, compiling a 3-1-0 record while posting an admirable 2.22 GAA and .936 save percentage. The 24-year-old Bulgarian will attempt to pick up his 16th win of the season in a favorable road matchup with a Canadiens club that's 13-15-6 at home this year.

February 25, 2020 11:16 PM
Rangers' Alexandar Georgiev: Busy in OT win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Georgiev stopped 42 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Islanders.

He looked to have the win in hand with the Rangers hold in a 3-1 lead late in the third period, but Georgiev got beaten twice in the final six minutes -- including Brock Nelson's tying goal with only 18 seconds left on the clock, Fortunately for the Rangers, Mika Zibanejad fired home the winner 28 seconds into extra time. Georgiev has won three of his last four starts, and with Igor Shesterkin (ribs) on the shelf, the 24-year-old could see the majority of action in net for the Rangers in the short term, although Henrik Lundqvist should be a factor as well.

February 24, 2020 12:52 PM
Rangers' Alexandar Georgiev: Pegged for Tuesday's tilt
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Georgiev will tend the road twine Tuesday versus the Islanders, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.

Igor Shesterkin suffered a rib injury in a car accident Sunday, and he's expected to miss at least two weeks. Georgiev should see the most action as a result, but he and Henrik Lundqvist could work in a 1A-1B tandem going forward. The 24-year-old Georgiev has recorded a .912 save percentage and 14-12-1 record this season. The Islanders, who are adding heavily at the deadline and have won five straight home games, should provide a tough test.

February 16, 2020 11:52 PM
Rangers' Alexandar Georgiev: Takes tough loss to Bruins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Georgiev stopped 31 shots in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Bruins.

Boston's final goal was scored into an empty net. Georgiev played well but didn't get enough offensive support to extend his winning streak to three games. He now sports a 2.98 GAA and .912 save percentage on the season, and he remains a candidate to be moved at the trade deadline with rookie Igor Shesterkin (ankle) poised to take over No. 1 duties once he's healthy.

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