|Dec. 5 7:17 PM PT8:17 PM MT9:17 PM CT10:17 PM ET3:17 GMT11:17 8:17 PM MST10:17 PM EST7:17 UAE (+1)22:17 ETNaN:� BRT - Filling in for an ailing Henrik Lundqvist, Pavelec came up with a season-high 41 saves to help the Rangers to Tuesday's 4-3 win at Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Lundqvist is just dealing with an illness and should be good to go when the Rangers visit Washington on Friday. Despite this strong effort, Pavelec would be a risky alternative if Lundqvist can't go, as he still owns a lackluster 3.46 goals-against average and .899 save percentage for the season.
|July 1 12:17 PM PT1:17 PM MT2:17 PM CT3:17 PM ET19:17 GMT3:17 12:17 PM MST2:17 PM EST23:17 UAE15:17 ETNaN:� BRT - The Rangers have signed Pavelec to a one-year, $1.3 million contract.
Analysis: Pavelec, who turns 30 in August, replaces the traded Antti Raanta as Henrik Lundqvist's backup. The 10-year veteran will attempt to bounce back from a poor and injury-plagued 2016-17 campaign in which he recorded a 3.55 goals-against average in eight starts and missed most of the season with a knee problem.