NEW YORK -- One thing is almost certain heading into Sunday's game between the New York Rangers and Vegas Golden Knights: Whomever loses probably can't do so in any weirder or agonizing fashion than they did Friday night.
A pair of teams looking to bounce back from their roles in a historic NHL evening will square off Sunday afternoon, when the Rangers host the Golden Knights at Madison Square Garden.
Both teams were off Saturday after blowing three-goal leads in a pair of shocking overtime losses Friday night, when the Golden Knights fell to the host New Jersey Devils 5-4 and the Rangers were beaten by the visiting Arizona Coyotes 4-3.
Remarkably, the Golden Knights and Rangers weren't the only teams to squander a three-goal lead in a loss Friday night. The Carolina Hurricanes also did so in a 6-5 shootout loss to the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals.
According to the NHL, it was only the second time in history at least three teams came back from deficits of three goals or more. Four teams did it Nov. 25, 1987.
Not that the Golden Knights, Rangers and Hurricanes are looking to parse their Friday night "feat," but Vegas' blown lead against the Devils -- who entered Friday mired in a 1-4-4 rut -- was the most resounding of all. >> READ MORE
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