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Rangers turn emergency goalie into 'McBackup'

Andrew Margolin ascends to role after Pavelec's injury Friday @NHL

You've heard of McLovin, but on Friday the New York Rangers had McBackup.

After goalie Ondrej Pavelec injured his knee during the first period of the Rangers 4-3 win against the Calgary Flames, Andrew Margolin ascended to emergency backup goalie.

That's when he became McBackup.

Tweet from @akaiser: My roommate is the emergency backup goalie for the @NYRangers and this is the jersey they stick him with ��

Margolin, who is from Mahwah, New Jersey and played hockey for four years at Connecticut College, didn't reach the crease because of Henrik Lundqvist, who filled in nicely for the injured Pavelec by stopping 28 shots in the game's final two periods.

His stint with the team will be brief. The Rangers recalled goalie Alexander Georgiev from Hartford of the American Hockey League on Saturday in advance of their upcoming four-game road trip. Still, backing up the Rangers all-time leader in goalie wins had to be a thrill, and a pretty nice early birthday present for Margolin, who will turn 29 on Sunday.

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