It’s the hope that kills you. Riding a five-game point streak and closing in on a playoff spot, the New York Rangers took another few steps back after putting up an absolute stinker to the Vegas Golden Knights.
Everything was trending in the right direction and the New York Rangers looked to be finally putting everything together, but they were handed a rather large glass of reality juice at Madison Square Garden on Monday.
Looking to make it five straight wins on home ice, the Blueshirts were outplayed and outclassed from the very first drop of the puck.
Tuch was responsible for heaping more pain on the Rangers too after converting on the power play as Vegas outshot New York 17-12 in an ugly first period.
Brendan Lemieux did get the Rangers on the board in the second period but it was too little too late on what was just a night to forget.
The Rangers also came up against a hot goalie in Malcolm Subban who stopped 29 of 30 shots, and it was a harsh reality check for this team who tend to swing from one extreme to the other.
Let’s go through some takeaways from a bad loss at MSG…