Final SO

Series (Game 4 of 4)

New York leads 3-1

Game 1: Monday, October 17th
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Game 2: Wednesday, November 9th
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Game 3: Saturday, January 7th
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Game 4: Friday, March 24th
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Rangers 2

(39-20-11, 89 pts)

Panthers 3

(31-30-9, 71 pts)

7:30 PM ET, March 24, 2006

BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida

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NYR 1 1 0 02
FLA 0 2 0 13

O. Jokinen (Panthers - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

R. Luongo (Panthers - G): Saves: 26, Save Pct.: .929

N. Horton (Panthers - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

NY Rangers (39-20-10) at Florida (30-30-9) 7:30 pm EST

NY Rangers (39-20-10) at Florida (30-30-9) 7:30 pm EST

SUNRISE, Florida (Ticker) -- In his first full season with the New York Rangers, Jaromir Jagr is beginning to make his presence felt in the team's record book.

Jagr looks to record his third 50-goal season and help the Rangers snap a first-place atop the Atlantic Division when they meet the Florida Panthers on Friday.

The league leader in goals (49) and points (104), Jagr needs three tallies to tie Adam Graves' single-season franchise record and five points to match Hall of Famer Jean Ratelle's mark.

Jagr scored three times, including his 24th power-play goal to surpass Vic Hatfield's team record, for the Rangers, who had a three-game winning streak stopped in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

New York is tied with Philadelphia with 88 points for the top spot in the division race and will again try for its first 40-win season since 1995-1996.

Making a desperate push to make the postseason, Florida has won four straight games, seven of eight and is in 11th place in the Eastern Conference, seven points out of the final playoff spot.

Jozef Stumpel had a goal and an assist and Jon Sim scored the eventual game-winner for Florida, which beat the Washington Capitals for the seventh time in as many meetings this season with Wednesday's 3-2 victory.

The Rangers have won all three meetings against the Panthers this season - two by shutouts - and have outscored them, 12-3. Jagr scored twice and Michael Nylander added three assists for New York in a 4-0 triumph January 7.

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