Rangers Down Florida 2-1 - Match Report
New York earned a 2-1 victory over Florida on Tuesday, but needed a shootout to do it at BB&T Center.
New York won as a -115 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5 were rewarded at the payout window.
The win was clinched by Brad Richards, who beat Tim Thomas in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for New York. Dan Girardi scored for the Rangers in the victory. Girardi opened the scoring for New York, finding the back of the net at 17:50 of the third period. The goal was assisted by Derek Stepan.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 21 of 22 Florida shots in the victory.
Brad Boyes scored for the Panthers, finding the net behind Henrik Lundqvist.
Tim Thomas stopped 29 of 30 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, New York went 0-for-3, while the Panthers were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
New York outshot Florida 30-22 in the game.
Next game, New York takes its act on the road to face Pittsburgh looking for another win. For Florida, they head home to face Nashville.