The Rangers enter into tonight’s game currently ranked third in the Atlantic Division Standings and seventh in the Eastern Conference, while also riding in with a three game winning streak. In the month of April New York has been able to win five of their last six games, and are 7-2-1 since the trade deadline.
The Rangers eliminated Metropolitan Area rival the New Jersey Devils from playoff contention with a 4-1 victory on 4/21. Ryan Callahan led the way for the Blueshirts offense with two goals, while Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves in the cage.
Vs. Southeast Opponents:
New York holds a 24-6-3 record in their last 33 games against Southeast Division opponents, including a 9-3-1 mark against the Southeast Division this season. The Blueshirts have out-scored their Southeast opponents 108-86 over the span.
Rangers with the Hot Stick:
Henrik Lundqvist has allowed two or fewer goals in 14 of his last 17 games (11-4-2, 1.80 GAA, .934 Sv%, 1 SO over the span).
Derek Stephan enters the contest with a four-game point streak (two goals, four assists over the span); and has tallied a point in 10 of 11 games in April.
Ryan Callahan has a four-game point streak (three goals, three assist over the span) and has tallied 11 points (five goals, six assists) in the last 11 games.
Brad Richards has a three-game point streak (four goals, three assists over the span).
Rick Nash has 12 points (seven goals, five assists) in 11 April games.
Milestones to watch for:
Steve Eminger – one point from 100 NHL career
Anton Stralman –one point from 100 NHL career
The Rangers and the Panthers game is set to air on the MSG Plus network, with face-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.