Florida Panthers vs New York Rangers

Panthers (9-12-2 20P) at Rangers (13-9-2 28P)

  • WHEN: 7:00 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread proper right here at 6:30ish
  • WHERE: Madison Sq. Backyard - New York, NY
  • ON THE TUBE: FOX Sports activities Florida, MSG, TVAS
  • ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM (D/B), 640 WMEN (PB), 1370 WAXE (TC), Thunder 100.Three (Keys)
  • SOCIALS: #FlaPanthers, #NYR, #FLAvsNYR, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
  • ENEMY INTEL: Blueshirt Banter
  • SB NATION: Recreation Function Hub
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Recreation 2 of three (Zero-Zero-1)
  • ALL-TIME vs NYR (RS): 35W-43L-70T 3TL 5SOL 219GF 277GA
  • ALL-TIME at NYR (RS): 16W-25L-4T 1OTL 0SOL 103GF 144GA
  • LAST MEETING: NYR 5, @ FLA Four (OT) - (Recap) - 11/Four/2017
  • NEXT MEETING: March 10, 2018
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Reimer (Three-6-1 .888/Three.70 0SO) vs Lundqvist (12-6-2 .918/2.63 2SO)
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / New York
Scouting Report (Courtesy of STATS LLC)
The New York Rangers will search for their fifth straight victory and ninth in a row at residence once they host the Florida Panthers on Tuesday evening at Madison Sq. Backyard.
There's a probability they may look to increase each streaks with out captain and high defenseman Ryan McDonagh, who has missed the previous three video games with an stomach harm. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault didn't give an replace on McDonagh's standing after a Four-Three shootout win in opposition to the Canucks on Sunday, and with the workforce off Monday, the veteran's standing for the Panthers recreation was up within the air.
Brady Skjei and Kevin Shattenkirk have carried the load in McDonagh's absence. They led the Rangers in ice time Sunday, with Shattenkirk scoring a objective to increase the shootout along with his workforce dealing with defeat.
"AV referred to as me a few second earlier than, so there wasn't a lot time," Shattenkirk stated of the preparation earlier than his try. "I have been in that scenario a pair instances, I feel that helps, realizing the stakes and the way you are going to really feel going into it. You actually need to just be sure you're committing to what you need to do and simply following by with it 100 %. I feel that is what I did."
After a 2-6-2 begin, the Rangers are 11-Three-Zero of their previous 14 video games. Even with that red-hot run, New York is barely hanging onto a playoff spot within the East. One of many risks the Rangers want to keep away from is complacency, as a result of they're nonetheless digging themselves out of the opening they created of their first 10 video games.
"Although you are profitable, you all the time need to enhance," New York proper winger Mats Zuccarello informed the New York Submit. "You need to get higher daily. So, I feel that is necessary that we're not happy and never joyful. Day-after-day is a brand new day and each recreation is a brand new recreation."
The Panthers (9-12-2) sit above solely the Buffalo Sabres within the East, this after newly reinstated common supervisor Dale Tallon revamped the roster within the offseason after a one-year absence from the job. Florida does have three victories in its previous six video games after a Three-2 street win in opposition to the New Jersey Devils on Monday evening.
The Panthers, who took benefit of a Devils workforce taking part in its seventh recreation in 12 days, hope that is the beginning of a much-needed turnaround.
"After the best way the primary 20 video games have gone, we positively have one thing to show to the remainder of the league," Florida ahead Vincent Trocheck informed the South Florida Solar-Sentinel. "I feel groups are going to take us just a little bit evenly proper now. We've not performed the best way we needed to from the beginning of the season till proper now."
The Panthers outshot the Devils 31-10 over the primary two durations however needed to climate the storm within the third interval, as New Jersey rallied from down a objective twice earlier than Jared McCann scored the deciding objective. Nonetheless, when the Panthers face New York on Tuesday, they would be the weary workforce dealing with a rested squad.
"The primary two durations in all probability have been our greatest of the 12 months," Florida goalie Roberto Luongo stated. "They'd a push there within the third, but it surely was good we have been capable of reply each time and are available again and rating. All in all, it was a very good effort by our guys."
Tuesday within the Atlantic (Standings/Panthers Playoff Possibilities):
  • TAMPA BAY (16-5-2 34P) at BUFFALO (6-14-Four 16P) 7 p.m.
  • Los Angeles (13-Eight-Three 29P) at DETROIT (10-9-5 25P) 7:30 p.m.
  • TORONTO (15-9-1 31P) at Calgary (13-9-1 27P) 9 p.m.
Idle: BOS (24P), MTL (23P), OTT (22P)