National Hockey League
NY Rangers 5, Vegas 0
When: 7:00 PM ET, Sunday, December 8, 2019
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Referees: Brian Pochmara, Graham Skilliter
Linesmen: Bevan Mills, Andrew Smith
Attendance: 18236

Alexandar Georgiev made 38 saves for his second shutout of the season and Jacob Trouba and Artemi Panarin each had a goal and an assist as the New York Rangers began their four-game western road trip with a 5-0 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas.

Mika Zibanejad, Chris Kreider and Jesper Fast also scored goals and Ryan Strome added two assists for New York, which avenged a 4-1 loss to the Golden Knights on Monday at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers finish up the trip by playing the three California teams beginning Tuesday night in Los Angeles.

It was the fourth career shutout for Georgiev. It also marked the first time since Feb. 18 at Colorado (3-0) that the Golden Knights were blanked.

Malcolm Subban, who finished with 20 saves, lost for just the third time in 20 career games at T-Mobile Arena (15-3-2). The Golden Knights, who didn't lose their sixth game at T-Mobile Arena until Jan. 23 last season, fell to 7-6-3 at home this season.

Vegas dominated most of the first period, outshooting the Rangers, 17-7, but the Rangers scored a pair of goals within a 14-second span to take a 2-0 lead. Panarin got the first with a wrist shot from the top of right circle for his 14th goal of the season. Kreider then one-timed a cross-crease pass from Strome while cutting in on the left side for his seventh goal of the campaign.

The Golden Knights had a chance to cut the deficit in half early in the second period when Tomas Nosek broke in on a breakaway, but his shot caromed off the crossbar. Seconds later, Ryan Reaves picked up a double-minor for high-sticking Brendan Lemieux, and the Rangers capitalized on the second-half of the penalty when Trouba swept in a rebound of a Strome shot for his fifth goal of the season.

Fast made it 4-0 midway through the period when he fired in a wrist shot on the backdoor after a long pass from Trouba at the top of the right circle.

Zibanejad ended the scoring with a power play goal with 4:55 to go when his pass from the left side of the net for Panarin ricocheted in off the skate of Vegas defenseman Brayden McNabb for his seventh goal of the season.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
NY Rangers   Vegas
Artemi Panarin 2 Points N/A
Artemi Panarin 1 Goals N/A
Ryan Strome 2 Assists N/A
Jacob Trouba 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Alexandar Georgiev 1.000 Save Percentage Malcolm Subban .800
Alexandar Georgiev 38 Saves Malcolm Subban 20
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Rangers 25 5 2-5 4-4 13 22
Vegas 38 0 0-4 3-5 15 34
Upcoming Games
  • Vegas will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Golden Knights have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .438 after a loss.
  • NY Rangers will play their next game on the road against Los Angeles. The Rangers have a W/L % of .357 after a win and .667 after a loss.