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Alexande Georgiev

Mar 12, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev (40) makes a save against Carolina Hurricanes right wing Justin Williams (14) in front of New York Rangers defenseman Rob O'Gara (46) during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Mar 12, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev (40) makes a save against Carolina Hurricanes right wing Justin Williams (14) in front of New York Rangers defenseman Rob O'Gara (46) during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

6:07PM: Vigneault spoke about Georgiev after practice on Tuesday and said, "he has played well, like I mentioned before the game, he is a battler. I like his positioning in goal and rebound control, he will play tomorrow. He has won his last two games but at the end of the day, for us right now, it's about if we have a potential backup for Hank. Young player, we will see what he can do against a real good team tomorrow."

Will he play more the rest of the year, "there is no doubt that moving forward he will get some games. He has won his last two starts and we need to find out about this young goaltender who seems to have some good upside. We will give him a chance tomorrow against the Stanley Cup Champs. He seems mentally ready for it. We will put him in and see what he can do."

1:09PM: Alain Vigneault announced that Alexandar Georgiev will start tomorrow against the Penguins. (NYR)

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In two starts, Alexander Georgiev has two losses but has stopped 71 of 77 shots.

Following last night's game, Vigneault said that Georgiev was "fine," made some "big saves" and gave the Rangers a chance. (NYR Game Notes)

Georgiev said that it was an "awesome atmosphere" and fun to play at MSG. (NYR Game Notes)

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