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Igor Shesterkin named Finalist for Hart Trophy

The NHL has announced that Igor Shesterkin has been named as a finalist for the Hart Trophy.

Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid are the other finalists.

The Hart Trophy is awarded “to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team” and is voted on by the PHWA.

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Igor Shesterkin is a Finalist for the Vezina Trophy

The NHL has announced that Igor Shesterkin is a finalist for the Vezina Trophy this season.

Shesterkin was sixth in wins (36), first in save percentage and first in goals against.

His save percentage was .935 and second place was .925 and his goals against was 2.07 and second place was 2.17.

The Vezina Trophy is awarded “to the goaltender adjudged to be the best at his position” and is voted on by the general managers of the NHL’s 32 teams.

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Igor Shesterkin pulled after the second period

Igor Shesterkin has been pulled for the second straight game.

He allowed six goals on 30 shots.

Shesterkin will be named as a finalist for the Vezina Trophy tomorrow.

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Igor Shesterkin named Rangers Team MVP

The Rangers have announced that Igor Shesterkin was named the teame MVP for the 2021-22 season.

From the Rangers:

  • The Most Valuable Player Award was voted on by members of the New York Rangers media and has been given annually since the conclusion of the 1941-42 season. Shesterkin is the first Rangers goaltender since Henrik Lundqvist in 2017-18 to win the award.
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Igor Shesterkin is the Third Star of the Week

The NHL has announced that Igor Shesterkin is the third star of the week.

From the NHL: “Shesterkin stopped 106 of the 111 shots he faced, going 3-0-0 with a 1.67 goals-against average and .955 save percentage to propel the Rangers (36-15-5, 77 points) to a perfect week and into second place in the Metropolitan Division. He made 29 saves, including 13 in the third period, in a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues March 2. Shesterkin then yielded only one goal in each of his next two starts, turning aside 32 shots in a 3-1 win against the New Jersey Devils March 4 and denying 45 attempts (his 10th career 40-save performance) in a 4-1 triumph over the Winnipeg Jets March 6. The 26-year-old Moscow, Russia, native has appeared in 37 total games this season, leading the NHL in goals-against average (1.93) and save percentage (.942) while also ranking among the top performers in wins (t-3rd; 28) and shutouts (t-6th; 3).”

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Igor Shesterkin placed on IR

6:42PM: Asked about Shesterkin before the game, Gallant said (NYR):

  • Has the level of concern changed with Shesterkin, “no, not at all, no.”
  • Is there a concern it could be longer than three games, “no. I mean, who knows? But we feel real comfortable that he will be able to go in a week.”