NY Rangers 5, Florida 2

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Rangers 13-12-0-0 4-5-0-0 9-7-0-0 W1
Florida 7-14-1-4 4-5-1-2 3-9-0-2 L1


Rangers 5, Panthers 2: Henrik Lundqvist rebounded from a shaky performance to stop 31 shots as New York held off a late comeback attempt by Florida to post its seventh win in its last eight road games.

Five different players scored for the Rangers, who held a 3-0 lead midway through the third period but watched the Panthers cut the deficit to one before Mats Zuccarrello sealed the win with a power-play goal with just 1:28 to play. Carl Hagelin added an empty-netter to cap the scoring.

Derick Brassard, Brad Richards and Rick Nash also scored for the Rangers, who are 3-1-0 on their five-game road trip. Tim Thomas, making his 10th straight start for the Panthers, allowed four goals while stopping 17 shots. 

The Panthers outshot the Rangers 33-22 and got goals from Scottie Upshall and Nick Bjugstad before Zuccarrello's game-clincher. New York jumped on Florida in the first period, when Brassard deflected a pass from Zuccarello over Thomas' left shoulder just 25 seconds into its first power play of the game.

New York made it 2-0 late in the second period, when Richards scored his team-leading seventh goal with a seemingly harmless shot through a screen that sneaked just inside the far post. Nash made it 3-0 at 5:32 of the third following a turnover deep in the Panthers' zone.

GAME NOTEBOOK: New York D Michael Del Zotto was a healthy scratch for the fifth time this season, further fueling trade rumors. ...The Rangers have moved D Dan Girardi to the point on the power play. ...The Rangers have allowed just one power-play goal in their last eight games.

Top Game Performances

NY Rangers   Florida
Mats Zuccarello 2 Points Nick Bjugstad 1
Mats Zuccarello 1 Goals Nick Bjugstad 1
Mats Zuccarello 1 Assists Brad Boyes 1
Mats Zuccarello 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Henrik Lundqvist .939 Save Percentage Tim Thomas .810
Henrik Lundqvist 31 Saves Tim Thomas 17

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Rangers 22 5 2-3 2-2 4 24
Florida 33 2 0-2 1-3 6 37

Upcoming Games

  • Florida will play its next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Panthers have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .278 after a loss.
  • NY Rangers will play its next game on the road against Boston. The Rangers have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .615 after a loss.
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