Shesterkin injured in Rangers shutout win over Sharks – .

Shesterkin injured in Rangers shutout win over Sharks – .

NEW YORK — Igor Shesterkin made 19 saves before coming away with an injury in the third period in the New York Rangers’ 1-0 win over the San Jose Sharks at Madison Square Garden on Friday.

Shesterkin has been replaced by Alexandre Georgiev at 5:08 a.m. Georgiev made nine saves.
Ryan Strome scored the only power play goal in the first period for the Rangers (15-4-3), who won their fifth straight game overall and seventh in a row at home since Oct. 29.

Adin Hill made 26 saves for the Sharks (13-10-1), who ended their three-game winning streak.

Shesterkin was injured when he fell face down in the crease while the puck was around the blue paint. He couldn’t stand up on his own and put no weight on his right leg as he was helped out of the ice and down the tunnel to the Rangers locker room.

He’s 8-1-0 with 14 goals against (save percentage of .945) in nine games, including Friday, since November 8.

Strome gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead at 6:03 of the first period on a slap shot from inside the right circle.

Strome’s pass from the right corner made it through the middle of the ice and up to Artemi Panarin at the top of the left circle. Panarin moved it to Mika Zibanejad on the left side.

Zibanejad found Adam fox at the top of the zone and the defenseman returned it to Strome, who slid the puck into the circle and unleashed his slap shot.

The Rangers have scored a power play goal in two straight games and four of five.

Fox’s assist was his seventh in a five-game scoring streak and his 19th of the season, the highest among NHL defensemen.


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