Artemi Panarin and Chris Kreider Score Sweet Goals 14 Seconds Apart

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  • 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.
Sources & Credits: NYR, NAtional Post
NHL Highlights | Rangers vs. Golden Knights – Dec. 08, 2019

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