Igor Shesterkin is finding his groove for Rangers


The Rangers’ success last season came largely from Vezina Trophy Award winner Igor Shesterkin.

For the Blueshirts to make another deep playoff run — after a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals last season — they need an effective Shesterkin.

Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case for most of the season.

However, after back-to-back thrilling road wins, and the Rangers’ sloppy defensive game going forward, it looks like Shesterkin is returning to that form.

The timing couldn’t be better.

On the latest episode of the Up in the Blue Seats podcast, Andrew Harts and Molly Walker talk about how Shesterkin has been finding his groove since last season.

They also discuss when Ryan Lindgren is returning to the ice for the Rangers and later join Hall of Fame writer Larry Brooks.

Above in the Blue Seats Podcast with Molly Walker, Andrew Harts and Larry Brooks:

  • The fourth line is coming through: One of the biggest concerns the Rangers have had all season has been getting production from their struggling fourth line. However, the combination of Jimmy Vesey, Barkley Goodrow and Tyler Motte is finding more consistency. Is this fourth line combo here to stay for the rest of the season?
  • Panarin’s Problem: Outside of his recent overtime winner against Buffalo, Artemi Panarin hasn’t been his usual impressive self. One of the main reasons could also be trying to do too much to satisfy Patrick Kane and Panarin. Could it only be a matter of time before things start clicking?
  • Subtext Reader Questions: Why is Adam Fox struggling? What is the Rangers top priority this summer with a growing roster and cap crunch? Where do the Rangers stack up among metro teams? Larry answers your questions and more.

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