New York Rangers are down 3-1. New York Rangers keep struggling Igor Shesterkin, still the ‘best goalie in league’

The New York RangersYou will not be disappointed Igor ShesterkinFor Game 5 in their series against the Pittsburgh PenguinsDespite losing their star goaltender twice in a row that has pushed them to the brink, they remain resilient.

“He's one of the best goalies in the league. Gerard Gallant, Rangers coach said, “So, I'm going to him.” He spoke after Monday's 7-2 defeat by the Penguins in Pittsburgh, which gave them a 3-1 series lead.

Shesterkin was ejected in Pittsburgh after the second period. Game 5 will take place Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

He's likely frustrated. It's a team effort, and he will be back in the game and ready to win next time. Gallant stated that he has all of the confidence in him. He is more disappointed in my team than I am. He deflected at least three pucks. We just played a casual game.”

Only 2:06 into game 4, the Rangers struck first. Alexis LafreniereBeat Penguins' third-string goalie Louis DomingueA long-range shot. The Penguins responded with a Sidney CrosbyPower-play goal that wasn’t originally ruled as a goal. The puck went under Shesterkin’s pad, near the goal line. However, video review revealed that Crosby's shot crossed it.

The Penguins won the second period. Defenseman Mike MathesonRangers forward:'s shot diverted off Frank VatranoShesterkin was at 3:14. Just 24 seconds later, Jake GuentzelDeflected a Bryan RustPass into a gaping net to get a 3-1 lead Defenseman Mark FriedmanScored from the slot at 11 :22. Rangers Adam FoxAt 14:04, I was able to get one back to bring the lead down to 4-2, but Danton Heinen(18:53) Jeff Carter(19:28), scored on deflections, for a advantage of 6-2

Shesterkin left the game after two periods. He had given up six goals and 30 shots. After two periods of Game 3, Shesterkin was removed, having conceded four goals on fifteen shots.

“We weren’t playing very well in front of him. He wasn't playing very well in front of us,” Rangers forward Andrew Copp said.

Backup is available for the second consecutive game Alexandar GeorgievHe entered the game and stabilized Rangers. In Game 3, he gave up one goal and 20 shots. In Game 4, he conceded one goal on eleven shots. Gallant stated that it was still Shesterkin's crease for Game 5, when the Rangers' season is at stake, and believed that New York was down 3-1 because of the team in front.

“Total team disappointment There wasn’t much commitment tonight to playing defense,” said the coach. We played soft. We played soft all over the ice. This is the most important difference.”

Sidney Crosby of the Penguins, who scored three points in the win for the team, believes the Rangers will not be quiet.

“We are aware that there is still much work to do. He stated, “You're going see the best from the other team in the next match.”

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