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3/21/16 Panthers vs. Rangers

game recap

Nash, Rangers defeat Panthers

Forward scores first goal since Dec. 30; Lundqvist makes 25 saves

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Nash beats Montoya five-hole

FLA@NYR: Nash buries Klein's feed to pad lead

3/21/16: Rick Nash fires a feed from Kevin Klein through the legs of Al Montoya to pad the Rangers' lead to two goals in the 3rd

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NEW YORK -- The good New York Rangers showed up at Madison Square Garden on Monday, roughly 48 hours after the bad Rangers left San Jose with a frustrating loss that prompted a players-only meeting.

The Rangers won't play too far into the spring if they stay as bipolar as they have been of late. That's why they're hoping their 4-2 win at home against the Florida Panthers is the start of a strong late-season push toward a long run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Notebook

Rangers back in second; Predators closing in on Hawks

NHL News and Notes

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RANGERS RECLAIM SECOND PLACE IN METROPOLITAN DIVISION

Henrik Lundqvist made 25 saves and Rick Nash scored the game-winning goal at 11:14 of the third period and the New York Rangers improved to 8-1-0 in their past nine home games against the Florida Panthers dating to March 22, 2011 (FLA: 1-7-1), including five straight wins.

* At 41-24-8 (90 points), the Rangers leapfrogged the idle Pittsburgh Penguins (40-24-8, 88 points) to reclaim sole possession of second place in the Metropolitan Division.

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Situation Room

Video Review: FLA @ NYR - 2:28 of the Third Period

Referee's call on the ice stands, no goal Florida

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Situation Room: FLA vs. NYR

Situation Room: Call stands on Kampfer's high stick

3/21/16: Following video review, it was determined that Steven Kampfer scores with a high stick in the 3rd and the on-ice call stands

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At 2:28 of the third period in the Panthers/Rangers game, video review was inconclusive in determining whether Steven Kampfer's stick was at or below the level of the crossbar when he deflected the puck into the New York net. According to Rule 60.5 "An apparent goal scored by an attacking player who strikes the puck with his stick carried above the height of the crossbar of the goal frame shall not be allowed. The determining factor is where the puck makes contact with the stick." Therefore the referee's call on the ice stands - no goal Florida.

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Situation Room

Video Review: FLA @ NYR - 16:47 of the Second Period

Video review confirmed puck did not cross New York goal line

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Situation Room: FLA vs. NYR

Situation Room: Call on ice stands after review

3/21/16: After an official video review, referees determine the puck never crossed the goal line during the Panthers' series of chances

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At 16:47 of the second period in the Panthers/Rangers game, the Situation Room initiated a video review to further examine a play at the New York net. Video review confirmed that the puck did not cross the New York goal line. No goal Florida. 

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game preview

Rangers, Panthers eye key points in playoff race

New York battling for second in Metro; Panthers fighting to stay atop Atlantic

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

PANTHERS (40-23-9) at RANGERS (40-24-8)

TV: 7 p.m. ET; FS-F, MSG, NHL.TV

NEW YORK -- Neither the New York Rangers nor the Florida Panthers were happy with the way they played Saturday. It's a big reason why fresh starts and new opportunities were themes of their respective morning skates at Madison Square Garden on Monday.

The Rangers, fresh off a 4-1 loss at the San Jose Sharks, a result of their dismal third period, see the game against Florida as the start of a 10-game push toward the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Seven of the games are at home, where the Rangers have played only four times in the past month and where they have earned a point in 26 of 34 games this season (23-8-3).

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