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Ondrej Pavelec | Goalie | #31

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/31/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 212
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (41) / WPG
Contract: view contract details

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Ondrej Pavelec was pulled after allowing five goals on 19 shots in a 7-2 loss to the New York Islanders.
Pavelec lasted just 26:51 before being pulled for Henrik Lundqvist. The Rangers are back in action tomorrow against the Pittsburgh Penguins and we'd expect to see King Henrik in goal. Pavelec has now lost two straight games, dropping his record to 3-6-1 with a 2.97 goals against average and a .915 save percentage. Jan 13 - 4:06 PM

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Ondrej Pavelec led the New York Rangers out of the tunnel ahead of this afternoon's matchup with the New York Islanders.

The Rangers are starting a back-to-back and have decided to give Pavelec the opportunity to start it off with a victory. He has a 3-5-1 record this season with a 2.55 goals against average and a .926 save percentage.
Jan 13 - 12:32 PM

Ondrej Pavelec allowed two goals on 34 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.

Pavelec did what every backup goaltender is tasked to do, keep their team in the game. Unfortunately, the Rangers didn't seem to have the legs on the second half of a back-to-back to mount much of anything offensively. The loss drops the 30-year-old's record to 3-5-1 with a 2.55 goals against average and .926 save percentage.
Jan 8 - 12:23 AM

Ondrej Pavelec will start Sunday night for the Rangers versus Vegas.

New York will hope to cash-in with their backup goaltender when they visit Vegas for the first time. Pavelec is 3-4-1 this season with a 2.61 goals against average and .924 save percentage. He'll need to bring his best against the Western Conference-leading Golden Knights.
Jan 7 - 7:40 PM

Ondrej Pavelec turned aside 30 shots in a 1-0 shootout win over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

Pavelec recorded his first shutout since March 22, 2016, back when he was a member of the Winnipeg Jets. He was perfect through 65 minutes of play and didn't allow a goal in the shootout. His record is now 3-4-1 with a 2.61 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 01:04:00 AM

Ondrej Pavelec will play between the pipes Wednesday night.

It's a little surprising given that the Rangers just had the Christmas break and this game isn't part of a back-to-back set. However, this gives Henrik Lundqvist an opportunity to get in a couple practices to get back in the swing of things after the break.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 12:15:00 PM

Ondrej Pavelec may get the nod against the Bruins on Saturday.

Henrik Lundqvist started and won 4-2 Friday night over the Kings, so it is likely that Pavelec will get the call against Boston Saturday afternoon. Pavelec is coming off two starts in which he has made at least 40 saves--the first time a Ranger goalie had accomplished that feat in 16 years. For the season, Pavelec has a 2-4-1 record with a 3.04 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage.
Source: NY Post
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 11:03:00 AM

Ondrej Pavelec stopped 44 of 45 shots in Monday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Dallas Stars.

It's an unfortunate result for the Rangers backup goalie, as he turned in a pretty strong performance on Monday. Pavelec came up with some timely saves to keep his team in the game. He now has a 2-4-1 record with a 3.04 goals-against-average and a .914 save percentage this season.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 10:46:00 PM

Ondrej Pavelec will be between the pipes Monday when the Rangers host Dallas.

Pavelec blocked 41 of 44 shots in a 4-3 win against Pittsburgh last Tuesday to improve his record to 2-4-0 on the season. He also owns a 3.45 goals-against average and .899 save percentage in seven appearances. This will be his first home start since Oct. 26.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 11:19:00 AM

Ondrej Pavelec turned aside 41 of 44 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Pavelec was called into duty because Henrik Lundqvist is out with an illness. He now owns a 2-4-0 record with a 3.46 goals-against-average and a .899 save percentage. Even if Lundqvist misses more time, Pavelec won't have much fantasy appeal.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 10:47:00 PM

Ondrej Pavelec will be in the crease Tuesday night versus Pittsburgh.

Pavelec will play because Henrik Lundqvist is out with the flu. This will be his first start since Oct. 28 when he surrendered five goals on 43 shots to Montreal in a 5-4 loss. Pavelec has a 1-4-0 record with a 3.56 GAA and .889 save percentage this season.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 05:31:00 PM

Ondrej Pavelec is expected to play at least two games when the Rangers start a stretch of six matches in nine nights after Tuesday night's contest.

Coach Alain Vigeault hasn't decided which games Pavelec will start, but the Rangers play a pair of back-to-back situations in each of the next two weekends.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 11:34:00 AM

Look for Ondrej Pavelec to get a start each of the next two weekends.

The Rangers have back-to-back games the weekend of the 9th and 16th and it seems coach Alain Vigneault will opt to start Pavelec once each weekend to give number one goalie Henrik Lundqvist a rest.
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 10:28:00 AM

The Rangers' schedule thus far has resulted in Ondrej Pavelec being used sparingly.

Pavelec has only gotten three starts so far and has been limited to two appearances in November. He has a 3.56 GAA and .889 save percentage so far, so while the sample size is small, he hasn't done anything to pressure the Rangers to use him more. "I knew it’s going to be my role," Pavelec said. "There’s no excuses. You’ve got the guys that they don’t play for a while, then they jump in and the coach expects them to play well. That’s the way it is and that’s the way it should be." The Rangers do have a pair of back-to-back sets in December, with the first coming on Dec. 8-9.
Source: NY Post
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 09:43:00 AM

Ondrej Pavelec allowed five goals on 43 shots in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

Pavelec and the Rangers had a brutal first period as they were outshot 19-2 and they were down 3-0 going into the intermission. They were able to battle back to tie the game at four in the third period, but eventually lost before the end of regulation. Pavelec wasn't great tonight, as he gave up a ton of juicy rebounds. Pavelec has a 1-3-0 record with a 3.64 goals-against-average and a .887 save percentage.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 10:56:00 PM

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5Vinni Lettieri
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D1Ryan McDonagh
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4Brendan Smith
5Marc Staal
6Nick Holden
7Steven Kampfer
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Ondrej Pavelec