Rangers to give Georgiev a string of starts to end season
With just seven games remaining in the season for the Rangers, the testing will continue for backup net-minder Alexandar Georgiev.
It makes sense for the team to let Georgiev get a string of starts against the top-tier offenses the league has to offer. After all, the Rangers goalie has surprised many with his play this year, posting a GAA of 3.02 and a save percentage of .909. All of those stats coming from Georgiev playing the backend for a team that is currently the fifth worst team in the league.
Aside from Georgiev arguably giving the Rangers the best chance to win, the main reason his play will continue is to showcase his game for the organization going forward. With the assumption that Russian goalie prospect Igor Shestyorkin is making the trip over to New York City next year, and of course Henrik Lundqvist, who is still playing great at the age of 37, there are a lot of questions with what the Rangers intend to do going into next year. Whether that means the Rangers could trade Georgiev, intend to keep him for a role like he has this year (starting 28 games up until this point), or even be the number one net-minder going into next year, all options are open for the Rangers organization once the season ends.