Rangers Hit The Jackpot, Shut Out Golden Knights 5-0
After a tough late-game loss at home against the Canadiens, the Rangers came out west and put on a show, as they shut out the Vegas Golden Knights 5-0 behind a 38 save performance from Alexandar Georgiev.
Slow and steady wins the race: Right out of the gate, the Golden Knights were electric and all over the Rangers, but Alexandar Georgiev weathered the storm. Then, in the middle of this Golden Knights attack, Tony DeAngelo found a trailing and open Artemi Panarin, who buried the puck five-hole against Malcolm Subban at 11:03 in the first. Fourteen seconds later, Chris Kreider banks home a beauty of a pass to make it 2-0.
The momentum shifted in the Rangers favor and kept the ball rolling. Jacob Trouba would net a power-play goal at 7:14 in the second following a double-minor against Ryan Reaves. Not too long after, Jesper Fast would score at 10:32 of the second to make it 4-0. Mika Zibanejad would add a goal late in the game at 15:05 in the third to make it 5-0.
From a troubling first to a dominant second and third, the Rangers weathered the storm after being outshot 17-7 at the start and made the game theirs. Another interesting factoid about the game is that every defenseman for the Rangers registered a point while Trouba netted a goal with his assist.
Alexandar the Great: While Henrik Lundqvist was not at 100 percent yet, Alexandar Georgiev came in and, once again, stole the show. Stopping all 38 shots thrown at him, Georgiev weathered the storm Vegas threw at him and in the process, keeping the game at zero. This sturdy play kept New York afloat and ultimately resulted in a shutout for the young goaltender.
Next Game: The Rangers head to The City of Angels and take on the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. Puck drops at 1030!
LETS GO RANGERS!!