Rangers Roundup: Shesterkin starts, Goodrow ready, plus David Quinn to Henrik Lundqvist: “You signed up for this”

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Nov 16, 2021; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin (31) makes a save against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers announced that Igor Shesterkin will get the nod tonight against the San Jose Sharks as expected. That also means that Alexandar Georgiev will get the the start tomorrow against the Chicago Blackhawks to close out the three game home stand.

“They are probably going to each play a game but I’m not going to tell you who is starting tomorrow,” Gerard Gallant said on Thursday.

Rangers vs Sharks: Same lineup

Yesterday, the Rangers called up forward Morgan Barron just in case Barclay Goodrow or Kevin Rooney were unable to go after missing practice Thursday.

In the team’s win over the Flyers on Wednesday, Goodrow took a puck to the face that shattered his visor and caused a cut over his eyes. “[Goodrow] got some stitches,” Gerard Gallant said. “He’ll be fine tomorrow but I’m sure the eye is going to close a little bit.”

It looks like that there’s no lingering issues with him in the lineup tonight.

David Quinn on Rangers three headed goalie situation

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Jan 7, 2020; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) greets goaltender Igor Shesterkin (31) after the NHL debut of Shesterkin against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Sarah Stier-USA TODAY Sports

“I was in the middle of it all,” Quinn revealed on the Cam and Strick Podcast about dealing with Lundqvist’s diminishing role. “I’m the one that had to look at Hank every day.”

“When they sent the letter out to rebuild, Hank made the choice to stay,” Quinn continued. “When things were getting frustrating for him and me, I would have those conversations with him and said, ‘Hank! You signed up for it and so did I. You knew what was going to happen here.'”

“My first year we traded Zuccarello and Hayes at the deadline, which was the second year of the rebuild,” Quinn explained. “It was a hard time for everyone, in particular Hank.”

“The next year comes and we bring in Shesterkin in January and his game was a bit above Hank’s and Georgiev’s,” Quinn noted. “Hank and I would continue to talk about it, but he handled it unbelievably. He could’ve made my life miserable. I’ve got so much respect for him as a player and a guy. He’s a true hall of famer. He couldn’t handle it with anymore professionalism.”

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