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The Rangers get Crushed in 5-1 loss to the Knights

The Rangers get Crushed in 5-1 loss to the Knights

The Rangers were crushed in 5-1 loss to the Knights. The Knights were in control for most of the game. Here is how it went down.

First Period Recap

There was not much action in the first period, but the Golden Knights did draw first blood. Jonathan Marchessault (17) scored a PPG late in the period at 18:35 making it 1-0. Marchessault scored stick-side as he backhanded the puck over goalie Alexandar Georgiev‘s right shoulder. Reilly Smith (16) and Nicolas Roy (12) got the assists.

The Rangers had eight shots on goal to the Knights 11.

Period Two

With only 52 seconds into the second period, Chris Kreider (21) tied it up 1-1. Kreider shoots a wrist shot, scoring glove side on Robin Lehner. Assisting on the goal was Mika Zibanejad (20) and Kaapo Kakko (7).

At this point, the Knights took control of the game as Mark Stone (7) scores at 8:14. The puck redirected off of his skate. Georgiev immediately looked at the refs and points, trying to argue his case that the puck was kicked in. The play was reviewed and it deemed a good goal. Evgenii Dadonov (8) and Chandler Stephenson (25) got the assists.

At 13:08, Mattias Janmark (7) scored off a wrist-shot glove side against Georgiev. Assisting on the play were Keegan Kolesare (11) and Ben Hutton (6).

The shots on goal favored the Knights 13-7.

Third Period Stats

Early in the third period, former Rangers player Brett Howden (4) scored on a wrist shot making it 4-1. Assisting on the goal was Nolan Patrick (1), who scored his first assist of the season. Patrick’s only other point is a goal against the Edmonton Oilers back in October.

Marchessault (18) sealed the game making it 5-1 after scoring glove side on a wrist shot. Smith (17) got the assist.

Again, the shots on goal favored the Knights 11-4.

What’s Next?

With the Rangers’ three-game winning streak snapped, they will be looking to bounce back. The Knights dominated as the Rangers look to put this game past them. The Rangers will continue on the road when they play against the Anaheim Ducks at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday.

Chris Kreider will look to continue scoring goals, both during five-on-five play and during the power play. Adam Fox hopes to improve on his D-man stats for points and assists.

Watch Saturday night’s game as the Ducks host the Rangers. See if the Rangers are still reeling from the Knights’ loss or if they will come out skating with a vengeance.

 

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