Alexandar Georgiev
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Alexandar Georgiev was named the starting goalie for the New York Rangers’ contest on Monday against the Ottawa Senators.

The New York Rangers don’t want to mess with a winning streak. With that, it was announced that goaltender Alexandar Georgiev will start his third consecutive game when the team hosts the Ottawa Senators at the Garden this coming Monday night.

Georgiev might be playing the best hockey of his young Rangers career. Over his last two games, the 23-year-old is 2-0 with a .969 save percentage. He’s faced 63 shots and has given up just two goals.

Head coach David Quinn certainly understands how important it is to play the hot goalie. However, he also realizes the importance of keeping Henrik Lundqvist in the loop.

This week, Quinn addressed both of his goaltenders, per Colin Stephenson of Newsday.

Quinn also announced that Lundqvist would start against the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.

In other news, Mika Zibanejad didn’t practice with the team, but he did skate on his own. He’ll participate during the team’s morning skate on Monday, when a decision as to whether he’ll play in the game against the Senators will be made.

The puck is set to drop at 7 p.m. ET on Monday at Madison Square Garden. The Blueshirts are near the bottom of the Metropolitan Division in the Eastern Conference with a record of 5-5-1. The only team sitting in a worse position in that division are the New Jersey Devils. They’ve begun the 2019-20 season with a record of 3-5-4.

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