WASHINGTON-Gerard Gallant has said he will consult with Rangers goalkeeping director Benoit Allaire, but does not expect new head coach Igor Shesterkin or Alexander Georgiev to play many consecutive games. season – like the first two races of the season on Wednesday and Thursday.
After Rangers started their 5-1 defeat at Rangers at the capital’s One Arena on Wednesday night, Gallant said Shesterkin would play against the Stars at Madison Square on Thursday. Bog ‘.
“Obviously you have a series of games,” Gallant said after the defeat. “I think George played very well, I don’t think George has a problem with goals. Shesty can play [Thursday]. “
Georgiev conceded five goals in 27 shots on Wednesday, three of which were in the Capitals power play.
Barclay Goodrow, Sammy Blais, Dryden Hunt, Jarred Tinordi and Patrick Neth made their Rangers debuts.
Hunt skated next to Kevin Rooney and Ryan Reaves in the fourth row, while Tinordi played in the third defensive pair on Nemet’s left. Blaise lined up in the third block next to Goodrow and Philip Chytil.
Gallant said Rangers were thinking a lot about naming six alternative captains instead of betting an “S” on a player’s sweater. Five of the six players anointed for the Blue Shirts lead team are veterans of the team, and Goodrow has been honored with the organization for less than three months.
“Barclay recently won two Stanley Cups, he’s a character guy, I met him a bit in training, I talked to other people and coaches,” Gallant said before the game. “It was a tough choice and we took a long time, but it’s a clear choice.”
Goodrow, who signed a six-year deal in July just days after Lightning waived his right to sign a free agent for Rangers, won seven of his five games in the defeat at the start of the season. He also made two shots on goal at 15:33 in icy time.
“It’s going to be very unique,” Goodrow said of wearing an “A”. “Obviously, the Six Originals, which has a lot of history, is a very special city to play in. It will be a great honor to wear a T-shirt for the first time tonight.”
Goodrow, 28, said it was “a little weird” to watch Tampa Bay’s season opener against penguins on Tuesday night. Lightning raised the championship banner for the 2020-21 Stanley Cup in a previous game ceremony, but Goodrow said he had not yet received the ring.
Asked if he was surprised to receive an “A” mark, Goodrow said he wasn’t.
“I was brought here to be a leader,” he said. “I don’t think the letter on the t-shirt changes much, I still feel the same way, I still play the same game I used to. I like to be a guy who has a positive impact on me. ”