Game Notes: Rangers at Florida Panthers
The Rangers face-off against the Florida Panthers today at the BankAtlantic Center (7:30 p.m.) in the first game of a back-to-back road set. The Blueshirts are currently in third place in the Atlantic Division standings with a record of 37-24-9, and rank sixth in the Eastern Conference with 83 points. New York enters the contest having defeated the Sabres, 3-2, in a shootout on Monday at HSBC Arena and have now earned at least one point in 13 straight contests (10-0-3). The Rangers are 15-3-3 in their last 21 contests dating back to a 4-0 win on January 22 vs. Atlanta. Following today's match, the Rangers will travel to Tampa Bay to face-off against the Lightning, tomorrow, March 15, at the St. Pete Times Forum (7:30 p.m.) in the second game of the back-to-back road set. The Panthers, 33-31-8, are currently tied for second place in the Southeast Division standings with 74 points and have won five straight games. Tonight's game will mark the fourth and final meeting this season.
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Tune In Tonight!
Tonight's game will be televised on MSG. You can also catch the radio broadcast 1050 ESPN New York
All-Time - Rangers vs. Panthers
At MSG: 17-9-4-0
At Florida: 15-10-2-3
2007-08 – Rangers vs. Panthers
Oct. 4 Rangers 5, Panthers 2 at MSG
Nov. 23 Rangers 2, Panthers 3 (SO) at Florida
Feb. 24 Rangers 5, Panthers 0 at MSG
March 14 Rangers vs. Panthers at Florida
Upcoming Regular Season Schedule
March 14 Rangers at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
March 15 Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
March 18 Rangers vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
March 19 Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
March 21 Rangers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Recent New York Rangers Games
Last 5 NYR games: 4-0-1
Last 10 NYR games: 8-0-2
* Paul Mara suffered a facial fracture on Feb. 23 at Buffalo, and has missed seven games.
* Marek Malik suffered an upper body injury on March 9 vs. Boston, and has missed one game.
* The Rangers have lost 125 manpower games due to injury or illness this season.