Sunday night at The Garden, Rangers fans got the Cold, as the Ottawa Senators shut out the Blueshirts, 2-0. It was New York’s first time being shut out this season. Even with the shutout, the Rangers are the highest-scoring team in the NHL, averaging 3.70 goals per game.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau [at 1:54] and Mark Stone [a power play goal at 16:11] scored 2nd period goals, and Ottawa’s Craig Anderson made 33 saves.
Little went well Sunday night; the Rangers’ power play went 0-for-4. Antti Raanta made 18 saves but took his first loss of the season.
After starting 13-5-0 in their first 18 games, the Blueshirts have gone 2-3-1 in their last six, including an 0-2-1 mark in their last three home games.
There was a nice moment in the 1st period, as the team saluted Derick Brassard, who was traded to the Senators in the off-season. The Garden crowd gave him a standing ovation.
The Rangers [now 15-7-1, 31 pts] host the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday night at The Garden.