For the second time in as many nights, the Winnipeg Jets were unable to secure a victory against an Atlantic Division opponent.
Tonight's tilt mirrored that of Saturday's against the Devils as both sides skated to a 0-0 draw going into the first intermission.
It was mid-way through the second period when New York was able to break the deadlock as Derek Stepan finished a beautiful tic-tac-toe passing play on the Rangers second powerplay of the game.
However, the Jets were unable to mount consecutive third period comebacks, looking deflated after taking three penalties in the span of 1:29 and having to kill a full two minutes of 5 on 3 play early in the final frame.
Winnipeg was able to stay within striking distance before a Dustin Byfuglien miscue in the Rangers zone lead to Marian Gaborik finishing a two on one rush to make it a 2-0 Rangers lead.
Gaborik salted the game away with mere seconds left, lobbing his second goal of the night into Winnipeg's yawning cage, capping off a three point night for the talented Slovak.
The Jets had multiple scoring opportunities but were stymied by a stout Rangers defense and the solid play of back-up goaltender Martin Biron for the entirety of the game.
Monday will be a travel day as they head to Buffalo, NY to take on the Sabres in the final contest of their seven game road swing.
Continue reading for box score information and "10 Thoughts".
1st Period: No Scoring
3rd Period: 08:31 New York ES Goal, Marian Gaborik (6) (Derek Stepan, Artem Anisimov); 19:58 New York ES Goal, Marian Gaborik (7) (Artem Anisimov)
Shots: Winnipeg 23, New York 27
3 Stars: 1. Derek Stepan 2. Martin Biron 3. Marian Gaborik