August 1, 2020 | 11: 39am
Henrik Lundqvist is now not going to be unseated from his playoff throne apt yet.
It used to be Lundqvist, now not Igor Shesterkin, who led the Rangers onto the ice for warmups sooner than Saturday’s Sport 1 in opposition to the Hurricanes in the Stanley Cup qualifiers at Scotiabank Arena. He used to be characteristic to be backed up by Alexandar Georgiev while Shesterkin used to be deemed “unfit to play.”
Shesterkin’s absence used to be now not COVID-19 related, per The Post’s Larry Brooks, but a beautiful construction on the opposite hand because the 24-year-extinct Russian used to be expected to design the open. He had performed the first half of Wednesday’s exhibition in opposition to the Islanders, giving up a aim on seven photos.
The 38-year-extinct Lundqvist, who will develop his 128th straight postseason open, has thrived in opposition to the Hurricanes in his career, proudly owning a 2.00 targets-in opposition to common and .934 keep share in opposition to them. In three games this season going via Carolina, Lundqvist used to be 3-0 with a 2.33 GAA and .947 keep share.