LAS VEGAS – The Rangers left their first regular-season journey to Vegas with their pockets empty.
Alain Vigneault scratched Pavel Buchnevich and Brendan Smith, Kevin Hayes suffered a lower-body harm and the Blueshirts stumbled into their bye week with a 2-1 loss Sunday evening to the Golden Knights.
William Karlsson gave Vegas a 2-1 lead at eight:58 of the third, racing up the correct wing with no consideration paid to him in any way, broad open for a simple one-timer.
James Neal tied the sport for Vegas at 17:23 of the primary, ringing one off the put up after a Rangers defensive-zone turnover.
About 4 minutes earlier Mika Zibanejad opened the scoring with a shot from the excessive slot off good passes from Brady Skjei and Michael Grabner.
The Rangers struggled via a second interval during which they may not maintain any form of puck possession and needed to put out a number of fires of their finish. By means of two durations they have been outshot 24-17 and out-attempted 48-25.