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
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
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
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
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.