Senators Blank Rangers, 2-0

fullsizeoutput_527The Rangers’ offense is like the faucet in an old house; when you turn it on you don’t know if you’re going to get the Hot or the Cold.

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.