Game time: 7:00 p.m. ETTV: FOX Sports Florida
After stumbling a bit, the New York Rangers are starting to regain momentum.
A visit from the NHL-worst Florida Panthers isn't likely to slow them down.
The Rangers aim for a third consecutive win and fourth in a row over the Panthers as these teams meet for the first time this season Thursday night.
New York (15-12-2) had been outscored 9-2 in losing a season-worst three straight in regulation, but got back on track with Monday's 2-1 shootout win over Carolina. The Rangers earned another two points the following night with a 3-2 victory at New Jersey, moving into the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Michael Del Zotto had a goal and an assist and Rick Nash's team-leading 10th score put the Rangers up for good 7:25 into the second period. New York improved to 13-3-1 when Nash has least one point.
"Guys are getting more confidence back," said captain Ryan Callahan, who recorded an assist. "We're getting back to play...