Igor Shestyorkin
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As day three of the IIHF World Championships began on Monday, New York Ranger prospect goalie Igor Shestyorkin enjoyed his first taste of competition as he and his Russian teammates defeated Belarus 6-0.

Russian goaltender Igor Shestyorkin played in his first IIHF World Championship game on Monday and continued his great season, shutting out Belarus 6-0.

Shestyorkin made 18 saves in total and although he did see some action in the third period of Russia’s 7-0 win over Austria on Sunday, this one accounted for his first start. For the tournament, Russia has not allowed a goal in three games played. They have outscored their opponents 20-0 in the three games up to this point.

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist better keep an eye on this guy as he appears to be gunning to battle The King for the number one spot when he comes to the team next year.

Shestyorkin plays for SKA Saint Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League. he appeared in 28 games this season with a record of 20-4-4 and goals against average of 1.69 allowing only 48 goals for the entire season. He recorded seven shutouts along the way.

Team Russia will have a few days off before facing a tougher team when they face New York Rangers Filip Chytil and the Czech Republic who are currently 2-0 in World Championship play.

Other IIHF Games

New York Rangers defenseman Neal Pionk was a plus 1 in their 3-0 shutout win over Germany. Team USA is now 3-0 in the tournament. New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid recorded his second shutout of these World Championships. Team USA will play again on Thursday against Latvia.

Mika Zibanejad had a goal in Swedens 3-2 victory over the Czech Republic. Filip Chytli was a minus-1 in the game. Sweden will play next against France on Monday afternoon Eastern time. The Czech Republic will battle the Swiss on Tuesday.

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