The New York Rangers played their second-straight game in Canada on Monday in their toughest matchup of the season yet. They took on the 2-1 Toronto Maple Leafs, who are an all-around great team.
To make things harder for the Rangers, superstar Auston Matthews made his season debut on Monday, adding to one of the best offenses in the NHL.
1st period: Weird one, but we’ll take it
The Rangers opened the game with a strong period, although it didn’t start out that way.
Barclay Goodrow’s promotion to 2RW and his return to his hometown in front of friends and family began with a bad high-sticking penalty, but the Rangers killed it well.