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Rangers' Igor Shesterkin named NHL's Third Star of the Week

After a bit of a rough start to the season, Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin has finally begun looking more like himself.

Shesterkin was named the NHL’s Third Star of the Week for the stretch-ending Feb. 25 after three stellar performances to help New York push its winning streak to a franchise-record-tying 10 games.

The 28-year-old went 3-0-0 with a league-leading 1.00 goals against average and .975 save percentage during a tough stretch against the first place Dallas Stars and a pair of division rivals in the Devils and Philadelphia Flyers.

Shesterkin has won six consecutive contests dating back to his Feb. 9 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks, and he's allowed just eight goals over that span, with five of them coming in the Stadium Series against the Islanders.

The former Vezina Trophy winner is now tied for fifth place with 25 victories on the season to go along with a 2.70 goals against average, .909 save percentage, and one shutout.

Kirill Kaprizov of the Minnesota Wild was named the First Star of the Week after putting up a league-leading six goals in four games and Toronto's Mitchell Marner was the Second Star with nine assists across four games.

Shesterkin will look to keep the best stretch of his season going when the Blueshirts hit the MSG ice on Wednesday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets.