Ondrej Pavelec
G NYR
3 weeks ago

Pavelec made 38 saves Saturday in a 5-4 loss to the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Things seemed bleak when Pavs allowed three goals in a 5:24 span in the first period. But from then on, he kept his boys within spitting distance and they actually tied it at fours early in the third. Pavelec's save percentage and goals-against aren't even worth the pixels to put them on screen. It's really too bad -- he had had a great game against the Coyotes on Thursday night.

Ondrej Pavelec
G NYR
3 weeks ago

Pavelec will make consecutive starts for the first time this season versus the Canadiens on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Pavelec was solid in Thursday's matchup, making 27 of a possible 29 saves in a victory over Arizona. Conversely, starter Henrik Lundqvist has been disappointing, at best, as he has registered a 2-4-2 record with a 3.11 GAA. The 30-year-old Pavelec is not going to dethrone King Henrik from the No. 1 role, but appears to be on track to earn a few more games this year.

Ondrej Pavelec
G NYR
3 weeks ago

Pavelec saved 27 of 29 shots during Thursday's 5-2 win over Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

This was just the third start of the campaign for Pavelec, and not only was it by far his best, it also lands him in the wins column for the first time this year. The lowly Coyotes are now 0-9-1, though, so it wasn't exactly an impressive feat from the Blueshirt backup. Henrik Lundqvist will continue to see the majority of starts for the Rangers, so Pavelec's fantasy value remains extremely limited. The 30-year-old Czech posted a crippling .901 save percentage over the previous two seasons, after all.

Ondrej Pavelec
G NYR
4 weeks ago

Pavelec will guard the cage in Thursday's home game against the Coyotes.

EDGE Analysis

Pavelec has struggled in limited action this season, posting an 0-2-0 record while maintaining an ugly 3.75 GAA and .860 save percentage over two appearances. The 30-year-old backstop will look to right the ship Thursday in a highly favorable home matchup with a Coyotes club that's 0-7-1 this season.

Ondrej Pavelec
G NYR
1 month ago

Pavelec made 16 saves in a 3-2 loss to the Devils on Saturday night.

EDGE Analysis

The Rangers appear to have a goaltending issue. King Henrik Lundqvist has been OK, but Pavelec has been queasy. The Rangers need solid backup goaltending to keep Lundqvist fresh as the season wears on. So far, they have not gotten it.

Ondrej Pavelec
G NYR
1 month ago

Pavelec will tend twine Saturday versus the visiting Devils, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

This will be Pavelec's first start against New Jersey while donning the blue shirt, but he enjoyed a high degree of success against them as a member of the Thrashers turned Jets -- we're talking a 6-3-4 record, .922 save percentage and 2.06 GAA in 15 career appearances. However, he faltered in a relief showing for his season debut against the Maple Leafs last Saturday, yielding three goals on 24 shots for the loss. There are 13 other games on this heavy Saturday slate, so consider all possible alternatives before streaming Pavs.

Ondrej Pavelec
G NYR
1 month ago

Pavelec will not start Sunday against the visiting Canadiens, giving way to No. 1 backstop Henrik Lundqvist.

EDGE Analysis

It was originally reported that Pavelec would get the second half of the back-to-back set of weekend games, but those plans changed after the backup had to relieve Lundqvist following the first intermission of Saturday's 8-5 loss to the Maple Leafs. Of course, Pavelec didn't play well in that one, either, as he surrendered three goals on 24 shots. It's difficult to get excited about a backup goalie with a career 2.87 GAA and .907 save percentage.

Ondrej Pavelec
G NYR
1 month ago

Pavelec may not start Sunday's home game against the Canadiens after all, the New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Henrik Lundqvist drew the start against the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Saturday, but he was replaced by Pavelec after the first intermission, having surrendered five goals on 18 shots. The backup tender didn't fare a whole lot better, as the Buds tagged him for three goals on 24 shots to finish the contest. According to this report, head coach Alain Vigneault said he'd need to confer with the team's goalie coach to decide whether Pavelec would get the nod Sunday, per the original plans.

Ondrej Pavelec
G NYR
1 month ago

Pavelec will guard the cage in Sunday's home game against Montreal, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pavelec struggled in limited action with the Jets last season, compiling a 4-4-0 record while registering an ugly 3.55 GAA and .888 save percentage in eight appearances. He'll hope to make a good first impression in his Rangers debut Sunday in a matchup with a Canadiens club that averaged 2.72 goals per game in 2016-17, 15th in the NHL.

Ondrej Pavelec
G NYR
2 months ago

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said he believes the Rangers have gotten Pavelec "at the right time," The Sporting News reports.

EDGE Analysis

"In certain players' careers, you catch them at the right time, and our organization got him at the right time," Vigneault said. "He's had a couple off years, and you only get so many kicks at the can in this game. We have a highly motivated guy who's going to want to listen to the goalie coach and wants to help the team win so that he can prove he belongs in the NHL." Of course, it's easy to be optimistic before any games have been played; once the puck drops, the onus will be on Pavelec to prove that he can come back after nearly falling out of the league entirely last year, as he played in just eight games and posted an .888 save mark. The Czech netminder has been better than that in the past, though, and playing backup minutes for a Rangers team that emphasizes defensive responsibility should be a positive change of pace for him.