Alexander Georgiev, who plans to cover the distance with the Rangers on Saturday, will meet the Islanders in Conn, Bridgeport, in his final showdown, after a season-long and uneventful season, before the usual pre-season on the ice. he said. .
“I don’t want to go back to last season. It was hard, it wasn’t fun, ”said the 25-year-old Bulgarian-born goalkeeper, who has never argued, started just 18 of 56 games and is ahead of Kate Kinkaid in the depth chart. “I’m very happy with the new one.
“I want to take a step forward. It’s great, very exciting to be back with a full season with so many fans.”
Georgiev, who went 8-7-2 with an average save ratio of 2.71 and .905, ranked relatively low in terms of expected savings and expected goals, a topic that has been the subject of much speculation about trading throughout the season. it has been. He said the news that he asked for the sale is not true.
“The rumors were false, I don’t know where it came from,” the goalkeeper said. “You can be treated like a player who doesn’t move at all, so I worked as usual and tried not to think about it.”
Georgiev is expected to serve as a student of Igor Shesterkin, but it is unknown what Rangers ’ideal game will be for his goalkeepers. Entering his first full season in the NHL, Shesterkin has not played more than 43 games in a single season during his career in Russia.
“I take it one by one,” Georgiev said, and he thought there was a lot of emphasis on marking goalkeepers as number 1 or number 2. “I work hard, I’m very happy with the season and I want to play as much as I can.
“I can play as much as I can, but I focus on myself and let the coaches decide what is best for the team.”