Florida (8-11-3) at NY Rangers (17-7-2), 1:00 pm EST
NEW YORK (Ticker) — The New York Rangers have enjoyed their
current winning streak – even if it has been earned without any
morsel of ease.
Coming off consecutive shootout victories, the Rangers eye their
third game in a row when they host the Florida Panthers on
New York has also won six of eight, with four of those victories
coming via the bonus format.
After edging the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-2, on Wednesday, New
York held off the Panthers, 4-3, in the first game of this
Henrik Lundqvist made 38 saves, and Nikolai Zherdev, Dan
Fritsche and Aaron Voros scored for New York, while Radek
Dvorak, Jay Bouwmeester and David Booth countered for Florida.
Craig Anderson turned aside 43 shots in the losing effort.
The Panthers have dropped two in a row and four of five. They
have yet to have to win three straight, but have suffered three
skids of three games or more already.
While no team in the Eastern Conference has more points than the
Rangers, no team in the conference has fewer than the Panthers.