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Rangers seek third straight win

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

home-and-home set.

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.



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