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Mar 14, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev (40) makes a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Mar 14, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev (40) makes a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

1:12PM: The Rangers have announced that Alex Georgiev has been sent back to Hartford.

From the Rangers release:

  • Georgiev has appeared in 10 games with the Rangers this season, posting a 4-4-1 record, along with a 3.15 GAA and a .918 SV%.
  • He made his NHL debut on Feb. 22 at Montreal, becoming the first Bulgarian-born goaltender in NHL history and the first goaltender of Russian nationality to appear in a game with the Rangers in franchise history.
  • Georgiev stopped 38 of 40 shots he faced in his NHL debut against the Canadiens, establishing a franchise record for saves by a goaltender in his first NHL game.
  • In addition, he became the first goaltender in Rangers history to make 30 or more saves in each of his first five NHL starts.

On Georgiev, Jeff Gorton said earlier today that he was sent down because the plan was always to go with Lundqvist and Pavelec when they were healthy.

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Mar 3, 2018; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Alex Georgiev (40) makes a save on Edmonton Oilers forward Anton Slepyshev (58) during the third period at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports (Perry Nelson)
Mar 3, 2018; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Alex Georgiev (40) makes a save on Edmonton Oilers forward Anton Slepyshev (58) during the third period at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports (Perry Nelson)

Alexandar Georgiev will make his second straight start tonight against the Sabres and be backed up by Ondrej Pavelec. (Newsday)

Henrik Lundqvist practiced on Friday but will not dress for the second straight game.

Alain Vigneault said that Lundqvist will play when he's ready but that it may be a few more days. (Newsday)

Lundqvist said that since he is dealing with a neck, head and back issue he will take things day by day and at the same time Georgiev gets to play some "big games." (Newsday)

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Mar 14, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev (40) makes a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Mar 14, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev (40) makes a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

12:36PM: Alexander Georgiev will make his third straight start tomorrow against St. Louis.

Georgiev has won his past two starts.

On the season, Georgiev is 3-2 and has stopped 197 of 212 shots.

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Mar 14, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev (40) makes a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Mar 14, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev (40) makes a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

With just over 10 seconds remaining in the third period, Alexandar Georgiev was called for delay of game for knocking the net off it's moorings.

Rule 63.5 of the NHL Rule Book states that, "If the goal post is deliberately displaced by a goalkeeper or player during the course of a "breakaway," a penalty shot will be awarded to the non-offending team, which shot shall be taken by the player last in possession of the puck."

Evgeni Malkin was awarded the penalty shot and was stopped by Georgiev.

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Mar 3, 2018; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Alex Georgiev (40) makes a save on Edmonton Oilers forward Anton Slepyshev (58) during the third period at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports (Perry Nelson)
Mar 3, 2018; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Alex Georgiev (40) makes a save on Edmonton Oilers forward Anton Slepyshev (58) during the third period at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports (Perry Nelson)

Alex Georgiev stopped 35 shots in Edmonton on Saturday night to pick up his first career NHL win.

Georgiev said on MSG after the game that getting the win felt "unreal, like a dream."

Dave Maloney said that Georgiev was "solid" in net for the Rangers and Alain Vigneault remarked multiple times that he made some "big saves." (MSG)

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