Rangers Roundup: Shesterkin to start tomorrow; former NYR Brandon Dubinsky blasts Sidney Crosby; and more

The New York Rangers held a spirited practice today in Buffalo and word is already out that Igor Shesterkin will be back in net tomorrow night.

Rangers will ride Igor Shesterkin

The Blueshirts beat the Sabres last night in OT thanks to Mika Zibanejad’s great shot. Although not overworked Igor Shesterkin was run into a few times last night and had to stretch his groin muscles after a collision with Steven Fogarty. He picked up the win by making 21 saves for his ninth of the year. Since coming back from injury, Shesterkin is 3-1-0 with a 2.22 GAA and a sparkling .934 SV%. The Czar of New York is 19-10-1 in his young NHL career.

No additional lineup changes are expected. Brett Howden remains in NY after coming off the COVID list and will not be on the road trip.

Former Rangers forward Brandon Dubinsky says “F*** Sid” about Crosby and Ovechkin debate

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NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 20: Brandon Dubinsky #17 of the New York Rangers yells back at referee Paul Devorski #10 after Dubinsky thought Devorski blocked him on a break away attempt against the Washington Capitals in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 20, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Former Ranger Brandon Dubinsky has caused quite a stir with a recent podcast appearance. “Everyone wants to talk about Sid and Ovi whatever,” Dubinsky began with regard to Crosby vs Ovechkin debate. “F*** Sid! I’ll take Ovi every day of the week.”

This set off a firestorm on social media with fans and even some journalists going after Dubinsky. That only prompted him to stoke the flames higher by tweeting their stats. “Listen. Crosby is better then me I never said he wasn’t. He’s obviously one of the best ever. It was @ovi8 vs Sid,” he continued. “None of you played in the NHL and know how hard it is to score goals in the NHL. 724 is insane. Sid just whined way too much and Ovi just shut up and played hard.”

Shot fired folks…many of them. No response from Crosby – yet.

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Anthony Scultore is the founder of Forever Blueshirts and has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL... More about Anthony Scultore

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