Las Vegas–The Vegas Golden Knights made their first ever stop over to “Madison Square Garden” as they took on the New York Rangers as they continued their 6-game road trip in the Eastern Conference.

In the games opening period, the New York Rangers opened the scoring when forward Jimmy Vesey connected with David Desharnais at the 2:45 mark of the 1st that the Blueshirts up early for a 1-0 lead over Vegas.

New York’s lead did not last long in the early going of the first. It was Golden Knights forward Alex Tuch that came in on the left of the ice with a backhand bid that bounced off of Henrik Lundqvist that found the former Rangers Oscar Lindberg open and cashed in the loose puck over the veteran netminder that tied up the game at 1 with 14:38 remaining of the 1st.

Lindberg Ties The Game Up Vs. Him Former Club

In the late stages of the 1st period, Lundqvist coughed up another puck and this time it was forward Reilly Smith who capitalized on it to give the Golden Knights a 2-1 lead with 39 seconds left in the opening period.

Smith Capitalizes On Lundqvist

89 seconds into the middle frame, Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello tied the game up at 2-2 as he was all alone on the doorstep with a snapshot goal past Lagace.

At the 7:06 mark of the 2nd, Smith struck again for the Golden Knights when Jonathan Marchessault tried the stuff the puck by Lundqvist to give Vegas a 3-2 lead.

Smith’s 2nd Of The Game

With 61 seconds remaining in the 2nd period, history would strike for the Golden Knights as David Perron was awarded the franchises first ever penalty shot.

Perron would go in on Lundqvist and cashed in on his opportunity via the five-hole to give Vegas the 4-2 lead.

Perron Scores The 1st Penalty Shot Goal In Golden Knights History

With 15:09 left in the 3rd period, Vegas’s Perron made a un-disciplined play on Rangers Pavel Buchnevich that caused a double minor infraction to the Golden Knights forward.

On the first segment of the double minor, it was Zibanejad who connected with Chris Kreider on a beautiful cross-ice feed to put the puck past Lagace that brought the game to a 4-3 Vegas lead.

At the 9:26 mark of the third period it was Rangers forward Zibanejad that setup Buchnevich for the backhander goal that beat Lagace and tied the game up at 4-4.

The scoring parade continued for the Rangers and for the Blueshirts it was Zibanejad again who gave New York a 5-4 lead on the power play at 14:11 of the third. Zibanejad’s goal went near post past Lagace.

With 74 seconds in the final period of the game, the Rangers Michael Grabner would seal the deal for the Blueshirt as they would win the game with a 6-4 victory courtesy of the empty netter.

This loss put the Golden Knights on their first ever regular season losing streak at 2 games. Their record after tonight’s loss put them at 8-3-0.

3 Stars Of The Game

New York Rangers: Mika Zibanejad (1 goal and 2 assists)

New York Rangers: Pavel Buchnevich (1 goal and 1 assist)

Vegas Golden Knights: Reilly Smith (2 goals)



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