Igor Shesterkin, goaltender for the New York Rangers, knows that “we had to win”, and leads them in Game 6.

NEW YORK — New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin It all happened in Saturday's Game 6 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. He made 37 saves and had as many assists to his opponents at Madison Square Garden.

“Tonight was a crucial game. After New York's win 5-2, the netminder spoke through an interpreter, stating that they had to win. This forced a Game 7 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Shesterkin has a save percentage at.926 and a goal-against-average of 2.74 in 13 playoff matches. Shesterkin is now 6-1 at Madison Square Garden and has a save percentage at.949 and an average goal-against score of 2.04.

It was his unexpected offensive that emphasized his Game 6 victory. He assisted Mike Zibanejad on his first-period, power-play goal. It was his second assist in the playoffs. He scored his third postseason assist. Filip ChytilRangers lead increased to 4-1 with's second-period goal.

Shesterkin stated that “Honestly, it was the guys who did most of the work.” “I simply left the puck to them and they delivered.”

He became the Rangers' first goaltender to have at least two assists in a regular season or postseason match with the Rangers. Mike Richter In an Oct 1992 contest against Quebec Nordiques, he had two assistants.

Rangers winger: “Honestly, it is always great to have someone who can start scoring goals.” Artemi Panarin joked.

Gerard Gallant, Coach of the Rangers, said that the assists were “huge”. He stated, “I think he was trying get three there during the third period when the puck went up the middle.”

Shesterkin made several important saves, including 15 in the first period. One of those saves was on a Sebastian Aho Breakaway, then another on a Teuvo Teravainen follow-up shot. Forward Tyler Motte Raanta sent an unscreened shot from the top of the circles. It was unassisted and Raanta took the lead at 12.38.

“I managed to predict (Aho’s) move there. Shesterkin said that the goal after that was really, really motivating.

Game 6 was a surprise for the Rangers goalie: He received an interference penalty in the 2nd period after colliding with Carolina forward. Seth Jarvis Near the Rangers' net. New York would end that power play just as they ended all three Hurricanes' powerplays on the night.

Gallant stated that he was so tired in his own zone when he took his penalty and he probably wanted a whistle more than anything.

Shesterkin stated that the penalty was his fault. He said, “I shouldn’t have gone so far.” “He was a little too small to be honest. He was a bit smaller than I, so I would have been the one who fell over.

Shesterkin is yet to win in Raleigh during this series. However, he did his best Saturday night to ensure that the Rangers had at most a chance to win in Carolina.

Leave a Comment