Georgiev will be in net again tomorrow, Zibanejad update

Fresh off the hot press. Beat reporter Rick Carpiniello of The Athletic updates that Alexandar Georgiev will make his third straight start tomorrow when the Rangers host the Senators at MSG.

This isn’t a surprise. Georgiev made 32 saves to highlight a 2-1 win at Nashville. He’s stopped 61 of 63 shots in his last two games. Both wins. So, it makes sense for David Quinn to ride the hot hand.

It’s a nice reward for the 23-year old, who’s shown maturity in his second season. The coaching staff is pleased with him. It bodes well.

Also, Dan Rosen of reports that Henrik Lundqvist should be back in net for Detroit this Wednesday. The Rangers have a back-to-back with a quick turnaround Thursday when they visit the Hurricanes. One of the league’s best teams, that should be another interesting test. Every game is with the current roster.

Rosen also noted that Mika Zibanejad had skated prior to practice and is making progress. He’s a possibility for Monday. My guess is they’ll hold him out until Wednesday. The team has picked up their play. If they can sustain it, it should be good enough against Ottawa for that winning streak.

That’ll do it for now. Until next time. Enjoy the awful football.

About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included separate stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also interned for or hockey historian Stan Fischler and worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil telecasts. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has covered consecutive Staten Island Yankees NY Penn League championships in '05 and '06. He also scored Berkeley Carroll high school basketball games from '06-14 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree. The Battle Of Hudson administrator and chief editor can be followed below on Twitter and Facebook.
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