The Rangers head to Big D after a 3-2 shootout loss at home to Washington on Sunday, the team's fourth straight defeat.
New York lost when rookie goalie Alexandar Georgiev was ruled to have thrown his stick at the Capitals' Alex Ovechkin to thwart a shot in the shootout, a rules violation that resulted in an automatic goal and, ultimately, the game-winner for Washington.
"(Ovechkin) faked the shot and I went down earlier," Georgiev explained afterward to NHL.com. "As he was moving laterally, I kind of threw my leg and my stick at the same time, instinctively. I just tried to be patient and wait. I was expecting a shot from him, and that's what happened."
The Rangers got goals from Ryan Strome and Pavel Buchnevich in the loss, while Georgiev made 37 stops. >> Read More
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