The Rangers scored four unanswered goals in the final period to beat the Vegas Golden Knights 6-4 on Tuesday >> Box Score
- 2:45 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assists: David Desharnais, Ryan McDonagh
- 5:22 LV Oscar Lindberg; Assists: Alex Tuch, Deryk Engelland
- 19:21 LV Reilly Smith; Assists: Jonathan Marchessault, Colin Miller
- 1:29 NYR Mats Zuccarello; Assists: Rick Nash, Kevin Hayes
- 7:06 LV Reilly Smith; Assists: Jonathan Marchessault, William Karlsson
- 18:59 LV David Perron (Penalty Shot)
- 5:31 NYR Chris Kreider (Power Play); Assists: Mika Zibanejad, Mats Zuccarello
- 9:26 NYR Pavel Buchnevich; Assists: Mika Zibanejad
- 14:11 NYR Mika Zibanejad (Power Play); Assists: Kevin Shattenkirk, Pavel Buchnevich
- 18:46 NYR Michael Grabner (ENG); Assists: Jesper Fast
- 3: Reilly Smith
- 2: Pavel Buchnevich
- 1: Mika Zibanejad
- Well, the Rangers did something tonight that they had not done all season: find a way to win. Henrik Lundqvist talked about it and tonight the Rangers were able to do it.
- A win is a win and hopefully a confidence builder, but the Rangers were not good for a large stretch of this game. They followed up Saturday's terrible first period with a bad first period full of turnovers, guys being open and being second to pucks. They were the second best team on the ice for a long time but were able to push a bit in the third, get some puck luck and bounces to go there way and ultimately find a way to win.
- Henrik Lundqvist was the only reason why the Rangers were even able to find a way to win. He was by far the best Ranger through the first two periods and despite allowing four goals, was very strong and made a number of remarkable saves.
- The Rangers certainly look like they have something with Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich. They have good chemistry dating back to last year and have been carrying the offense. Chris Kreider had a good third period after being, for the most part, a non-factor in the first two periods. Jimmy Vesey had a strong game as well.
- Brendan Smith has been very disappointing this season. I really liked him in the playoffs last year and thought that it was definitely a good move to bring him back, but he has not looked good. He is struggling with the puck, late in coverage and putting the Rangers in a tough spot. It was not a surprise to see him pretty much benched in the third period.
- So the first month of the Rangers season is over and, for the most part, it wasn't very good. They still need a number of players to go up a level or two with their performance and consistency. Can they win two in a row and beat Tampa on Thursday? Maybe November will turn things around for the Rangers...or maybe it will be more speculation about the coach and potential moves to shake things up.
What's Next: The Rangers will travel to face the Lightning on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.