Perhaps it was not the aggressive imbalance in the KHL skewing Igor Shesterkin’s quantities right after all.
Because the Rangers rookie Russian goalie gained however again, backstopping his workforce to a 3-two get around the Sharks at the Backyard garden on Saturday evening. The 44-save functionality followed his 27-save get in Carolina on Friday evening, supplying the 24-yr-old netminder 9 wins in his to start with ten NHL starts off. He is the to start with Rangers goalie to ever do that, and just the fourth goalie in heritage to do it.
His 7-sport successful streak is tied for the longest by a rookie goaltender in Rangers heritage (Jim Henry in 1941-42), and it’s the fifth-longest goalie successful streak in Rangers heritage (Mike Richter holds the report with 11 straight in 1996-97).
Oh, and Shesterkin is the to start with goalie in NHL heritage have a .900 save percentage