Rangers OT Loss Has Them Feeling Blue

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After another overtime game, the Rangers come up short to the St. Louis Blues. Georgiev made 29 saves on 33 shots, and once again goaltending kept the Rangers in the game early.

Alexandar the Rookie

Alex Georgiev quite simply has been such an impressive player since his call-up. It seems like every single game there is something done by the young goalie that sticks out. Last time out against the Penguins it was stopping a penalty shot against Evgeni Malkin. Against the Blues, it was stopping Vladimir Tarasenko on a 2v1. Tarasenko took a short side shot and the young goalie snagged it as easily as if I had shot it myself.

Even in a losing effort, Georgiev has shown that he is at the very least ready to play in the NHL. What you want out of a young goaltender is confidence, and clearly, the Rangers have a confident goalie in Georgiev. The most important thing that Georgiev is doing right now, is giving the team a chance.

From the point

Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo scored two goals including the tying goal from the point. The power play goal was unseen by Georgiev as he was screened. The Blues, who are still in the playoff hunt, needed two points from this game. When his team needed it, the team’s captain answered the call.

Nothing if not exciting

The post-deadline Rangers are not a great team. They are not a deep team. They are actually, on paper, a very bad team. Nonetheless, the team is exciting. Many people want to sit and complain about “meaningless points” but there is an extra fire that the players have. It seems like every single player is playing every single second as hard as they can, even in losing efforts, with the youth movement seeming to have revitalized the team. It also has brought a refreshing side to Chris Kreider’s game, with ten points in his eleven games since returning from injury.

It has made them enjoyable to watch again if nothing else.

Next Game: The Rangers will look to bounce back on Tuesday night against their division rival Columbus Blue Jackets. Puck drops at 7!


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