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Rangers’ struggles continue with shootout loss to Golden Knights

Jonathan Marchessault scored within the third spherical of the shootout and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the New York Rangers 3-2 Friday evening at Madison Square Garden for his or her season-high fourth straight victory.

Brett Howden had a aim and an help and Dylan Coghlan additionally scored in regulation as Vegas received for the seventh time in eight video games. Laurent Brossoit had 27 saves.

Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider every had a aim and help within the second interval for the Rangers, who misplaced for the fourth time in six video games after a seven-game win streak. Alexander Georgiev, making his sixth begin instead of injured beginning goalie Igor Shesterkin, stopped 28 pictures.

After Vegas’ Nicolas Roy and Evgenii Dadonov and New York’s Kaapo Kakko and Zibanejad had been stopped within the first two rounds of the shootout, Marchessault broke by for the Golden Knights. Brossoit then denied Ryan Strome to protect the win.

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Jonathan Marchessault scores the game-winning penalty in shootout.Jonathan Marchessault scores the game-winning penalty in shootout.NHLI through Getty Images

Both groups had probabilities within the 3-on-3 additional interval. Brossoit stopped a shot by Strome with 3:33 left, and Georgiev denied two makes an attempt by Max Pacioretty on a breakaway seven seconds later. Filip Chytil couldn’t convert his likelihood with 43 seconds remaining, and Pacioretty was large 15 seconds later.

The groups performed tight for a lot of the third interval, combing for simply three pictures on aim — two by Vegas — over the primary 14 minutes. The Golden Knights completed the interval with a 10-2 benefit.

Coghlan tied it 2-2 with 5:16 left on Vegas’ fifth shot of the third. After a faceoff within the offensive zone, the puck got here to Coghlan, who fired a shot from the highest of the proper circle previous a screened Georgiev.

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Golden KnightsThe Golden Knights have a good time after tying the sport late within the third interval.NHLI through Getty Images

The Rangers trailed 1-0 after 20 minutes, however picked up their depth within the second. They scored twice to take the lead and performed tighter defensively whereas outshooting the Golden Knights 11-4.

Zibanejad tied it 17 seconds in as he acquired a move from Kreider on the left aspect within the impartial zone, introduced the puck throughout the blue line and a fired a shot from past the left circle that went by Brossoit’s legs for his seventh.

Kreider made it 2-1 halfway by the interval with his eleventh power-play aim of the season, second-most within the NHL. Zibanejad despatched a move from the left aspect with the puck going between the skates of two Vegas defenders to Kreider on the proper doorstep, and he shortly deflected it previous Brossoit for his 18th of the season with 9:35 left.

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RangersChris Kreider scores within the second interval of the Rangers’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Golden Knights.USA TODAY Sports

Strome almost doubled the lead, however his shot went off the put up with 8:01 remaining.

The Golden Knights outshot the Rangers 12-9 in a fast-paced first interval.

Zibanejad had a breakaway within the opening minute, however his try went off the stick of Vegas’ Reilly Smith and was turned apart by Brossoit.

Howden, dealing with the Rangers for the primary time since an offseason commerce to Vegas, acquired the Golden Knights on the scoreboard at 6:49. William Carrier despatched a move to Howden streaking towards the web, and his first try was stopped by Georgiev. However, Howden backhanded the rebound for his third.

Brossoit made a pair of stellar saves within the closing seconds of the interval to preserve the Rangers off the scoreboard. First, he denied Julien Gauthier’s tip strive after which stopped a wraparound by Barclay Goodrow.

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