Series (Game 4 of 4)

Carolina leads 3-1

Game 1: Thursday, November 17th
Game 2: Saturday, November 19th
Game 3: Monday, March 6th
Game 4: Tuesday, March 14th

Rangers 3

(36-19-10, 82 pts)

Hurricanes 5

(44-15-6, 94 pts)

7:00 PM ET, March 14, 2006

PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina

1 2 3 T
NYR 1 1 13
CAR 1 2 25

D. Weight (Hurricanes - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 1

M. Gerber (Hurricanes - G): Saves: 41, Save Pct.: .932

M. Commodore (Hurricanes - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

NY Rangers (36-18-10) at Carolina (43-15-6) 7:00 pm EST

NY Rangers (36-18-10) at Carolina (43-15-6) 7:00 pm EST

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) -- The New York Rangers will try to snap a losing streak when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday in a matchup of struggling division leaders.

The Rangers have managed to hang on to the top spot in the Atlantic Division despite dropping five straight contests, each by one goal and two in overtime.

The skid continued with Sunday's 3-2 overtime loss to Atlanta that saw New York squander a 2-0 lead. Martin Straka and Jaromir Jagr gave the Rangers the early lead before a late collapse.

The Thrashers tied it on a power-play goal late in the third and won it on former Ranger Marc Savard's tally midway through the extra session. New York held a 35-31 advantage in shots but remained shy of scoring at least three goals for the fifth straight time.

The Hurricanes' lead in the Southeast Division appears safe, but they have hit a snag with three consecutive setbacks, including back-to-back losses at Florida on Friday and Saturday.

The second straight loss to the Panthers came in overtime - a 4-3 decision. Like New York, Carolina saw a two-goal lead disappear, carrying a 3-1 advantage into the third period before falling apart.

Doug Weight, Matt Cullen and Kevyn Adams each scored for the Hurricanes, who contributed to the Rangers' recent slide with a 2-1 triumph at Madison Square Garden on March 6.