The Vegas Golden Knights (14-11-4) skated to a 4-1 victory against the New York Rangers (13-10-3) on Monday night at Madison Square Garden.
HOW IT WENT DOWN
Alex Tuch kicked things off for the Golden Knights by scoring two goals in the first 3:50 of the contest. Reilly Smith and Max Pacioretty potted goals early in the second period to give the Golden Knights a 4-0 lead. A goal from Brendan Lemieux got the Blueshirts on the board but Vegas carried the 4-1 edge into the third period. Malcolm Subban slammed the door in the third period as the Golden Knights won their first game of the three-game trip.
Before the Rangers knew what hit them, Vegas had a 2-0 lead. Tuch's two early goals set the tone for the Golden Knights immediately and gave them the momentum they needed to cruise to the win.
Alex Tuch: Tuch's pair of goals doubled his goal output on the year from two to four.
Reilly Smith: Smith's team-leading 12th goal of the year came on a breakaway move on his backhand.
Max Pacioretty: Pacioretty stashed home his 10th goal of the season during a second-period power play.
Malcolm Subban: Subban stood tall with 29 saves to drive the Golden Knights to the win.
The Golden Knights get right back to work Tuesday night against the New Jersey Devils at 4 p.m. PT at Prudential Center. Don't miss a minute on AT&T SportsNet and FOX Sports Radio 98.9/1340.