The New York Rangers (14-3-2), whose nine-game winning streak ended on Thursday night, look to rebound when they play the Florida Panthers (8-8-3) on Saturday at 7 p.m.
According to STATS:
- The Rangers lost, 2-1, to the Lightning at Amalie Arena on Thursday night, snapping their nine-game winning streak with the setback. New York has allowed two or fewer goals 15 times (12-1-2 record) in 2015-16 -- most of any NHL club.
- Florida lost, 3-1, to Anaheim at home Thursday night, snapping its season-high tying two-game winning streak in the process. The Panthers have allowed at least three markers in six of their last seven contests (just four times in first 12 games of the season).
- This marks the first of three 2015-16 meetings between the Blueshirts and Panthers. Dating to the beginning of 2013-14, New York has won six straight games vs. Florida by a combined score of 23-12.
- Dominic Moore potted New York's lone goal Thursday night, ending his 13-game pointless streak with the marker. Moore had three points (1g, 2a) in three skates against the Panthers in 2014-15.
- Jaromir Jagr had an assist for the second straight game Thursday night, giving him five points (1g, 4a) in his last five skates overall. Since his return to the NHL in 2011-12, Jagr has just one goal (eight helpers) in his last 13 games vs. the Rangers.
- New York has killed off 91.1 percent of its opponents' power-play chances since October 15 -- best of any NHL club. Florida has a 72.5 penalty-kill percentage since October 15 (third worst in the league).