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What A Night For Alexandar Georgiev

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

This is becoming a ritual for the Rangers.

When Henrik Lundqvist turned 36 last March 2, the King faced 51 shots and stopped 50 of them in the Rangers’ 3-1 victory in Calgary.

So naturally, when Alexandar Georgiev turned 23 on Sunday, the Bulgarian faced 56 shots and stopped 55 of them in the Blueshirts’ 4-1 victory over the high-octane Maple Leafs at the Garden.

Who’s got the presents for the goalie with the presence to have turned away all 23 of Toronto’s power-play shots during its eight minutes with the man-advantage?

“I tried to have a special birthday,” said Georgiev, at his best early in making rapid-fire close-in stops on John Tavares and Auston Matthews on Toronto’s first power play. “I tried not to concentrate on the birthday wishes because I had an important game in front of me.

“I’m very happy it ended the way it ended.”

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Below, watch some of the highlights from Alexandar Georgiev's night.

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