Recap - Rangers Defeat Florida 6-1
The battle between the Rangers and Panthers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Florida was handed a 6-1 defeat on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.
New York was favored by -250 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.
New York got goals from Derick Brassard (2), Mats Zuccarello (2), Brad Richards, and Rick Nash in the victory. Brassard opened the scoring at 3:05 of the first period.
Henrik Lundqvist turned in a 34-save effort for the Rangers.
Jonathan Huberdeau scored for the Panthers, finding the net behind Henrik Lundqvist.
Scott Clemmensen stopped 24 of 30 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
New York scored 2 times on 4 chances on the power play, while Florida went 0-for-1 with the man advantage.
New York lost the shots on goal battle to Florida by a margin of 35-30.
New York looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Sabres. The Panthers will aim to get back on the winning track at New Jersey.