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Golden Knights Cruise To 4-1 Win Vs. Rangers

Vegas starts New York trip with strong victory

by Gordon Weigers @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

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.

TURNING POINT
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.

TOP PERFORMERS
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.

LOOKING AHEAD
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.

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