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The Rangers are on the brink of elimination tonight and many have said that Igor Shesterkin has not been himself in this series against Pittsburgh. The scores pretty much show that and him being pulled from the games show that as well, but really how much of the Rangers losing is his fault?

 

Several of the goals allowed by Igor were from tips or redirects which are very difficult to save. Other goals came from when in front of his goal there were up to 4 or 5 players ready for the rebound of the puck which is really not entirely his fault. His defense needs to clear that area out which was not getting done. 

 

If this continues in tonight's game the same results will occur and Igor's woes will continue and he will probably be pulled quickly from the game. 

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5 minutes ago, Toronto Jules said:

The Rangers are on the brink of elimination tonight and many have said that Igor Shesterkin has not been himself in this series against Pittsburgh. The scores pretty much show that and him being pulled from the games show that as well, but really how much of the Rangers losing is his fault?

 

Several of the goals allowed by Igor were from tips or redirects which are very difficult to save. Other goals came from when in front of his goal there were up to 4 or 5 players ready for the rebound of the puck which is really not entirely his fault. His defense needs to clear that area out which was not getting done. 

 

If this continues in tonight's game the same results will occur and Igor's woes will continue and he will probably be pulled quickly from the game. 

 

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51 minutes ago, Toronto Jules said:

If this continues in tonight's game the same results will occur and Igor's woes will continue and he will probably be pulled quickly from the game. 

Agree.  I think he has to be on a short leash by Gallant.  If he gives up one soft one, like a few he's given up in this series, I yank him immediately and go with Georgiev.  It's not about stroking his ego and worrying about where his head will be during the offseason.  It's about the team being in a must win situation.  If he's not capable of being the goaltender he was during the regular season in these playoffs, then his head should be questioning why that is and improve his game.  These goals against aren't all on the team in front of him.  It's as simple as that, and he needs to be better for them to succeed.  Otherwise, he's just another Bobrovsky waiting to happen.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, FireDillabaugh said:

Agree.  I think he has to be on a short leash by Gallant.  If he gives up one soft one, like a few he's given up in this series, I yank him immediately and go with Georgiev.  It's not about stroking his ego and worrying about where his head will be during the offseason.  It's about the team being in a must win situation.  If he's not capable of being the goaltender he was during the regular season in these playoffs, then his head should be questioning why that is and improve his game.  These goals against aren't all on the team in front of him.  It's as simple as that, and he needs to be better for them to succeed.  Otherwise, he's just another Bobrovsky waiting to happen.

 

 

I agree, The Rangers have nothing to lose. 

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Shesterkin is a goalie, just now entering his 'goalie prime' who is learning some hard lessons on how to win, and what a veteran core that has been there before, can do to you when the stakes are highest.

Shester is still a fantastic goaltender, will probably win the Vezina this year, and can still possibly come back in this series, and should backstop the Rangers to more winning seasons in the coming years.
But, as much as the media hype would like you to believe it, he is NOT immune to the classic "gotta lose big before you can win big", or simply, "gotta learn to win in the playoffs" scenarios.

How some teams with a goalie new to post season play gets put under, "Yea, but they aren't ready" and others with the same situation get put into "They are favorites and should win" all depends what market you are in!  ;) 

Shesterkin, fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, is in a HUGE hockey, nay, SPORTS market, and his Rangers since about last season were being dubbed as possible next Stanley Cup champions.....nevermind many of them are still playoff green as all hell!
And then, you have a team like the Carolina Hurricanes, consistently good for many seasons now, still getting questioned within the same division, even though they are likely much more playoff ready than the bright light NY Rangers are.

I guess Raleigh, NC hockey still has a ways to go before they can be viewed in the same atmosphere as NYC hockey, eh?

At any rate, time to see what Shesterkin can do...what his TEAM can do tonight.
He may learn big time from tonight....or he may end up being one of those great regular season goalies who consistently folds in the playoffs.... Sergei Bobrovsky and Semyon Varlamov come to mind in that regard.

We will see.

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