NEW YORK (Ticker) -- The New York Rangers will have to overcome
their recent shortcomings at Madison Square Garden if they wish
to extend their four-game winning streak here over the Florida
Panthers on Wednesday.
The Rangers are a subpar 2-3-0 at home during the young season,
but have won four in a row and eight of their last 10 here over
New York seeks back-to-back wins after posting a 5-4 shootout
victory over Toronto on Saturday. Brendan Shanahan scored the
decisive goal in the extra session.
Florida absorbed its fourth loss in the last five outings and
second straight following a 6-3 setback to Atlanta on Monday.
Olli Jokinen had two assists while netminder Alex Auld stopped
only 14 of 19 shots before being replaced by Ed Belfour.