5 Things to Know: Rangers vs. Panthers

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK RANGERS (44-24-2) vs. FLORIDA PANTHERS (30-28-11)
Coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG

After a three-day break, the Rangers return to the ice to host the Panthers.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

The Rangers battle the Florida Panthers at The Garden on March 21. (Credit: MSG Photos)

  • Tonight at Madison Square Garden the Rangers faceoff against the Florida Panthers for the third time this season
  • New York is 5-5-0 in the last 10 games
  • The Blueshirts are 19-15-2 at The Garden in 2016-17

2 WHO'S HOT

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  • No. 20 enters tonight’s tilt with two goals and three assists for five points in his past four games
  • Kreider has two goals in two games vs. the Panthers this season and begins the night with 26 goals and 22 assists for 48 points.

3 SAY WHAT?

Alain Vigneault says Henrik Lundqvist is one step closer to being back with the Rangers, as the franchise goalie deals with an ailing hip.

“We played the right way in the first period. We advanced pucks, we got pucks in their end and we had good possession time and some good opportunities, which we didn’t do in the second and the third. We barely had any looks, any possession time.”

 — Rangers’ coach, Alain Vigneault following Monday’s 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning

4 DID YOU KNOW?

SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 28:  Tanner Glass #37 of the Florida Panthers pulls the shirt over the head of Ryan O'Byrne #3 of the Montreal Canadiens during a fight at Bank Atlantic Center December 28, 2007 in Sunrise, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
SUNRISE, FL – DECEMBER 28: Tanner Glass #37 of the Florida Panthers pulls the shirt over the head of Ryan O’Byrne #3 of the Montreal Canadiens during a fight at Bank Atlantic Center December 28, 2007 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Rangers’ forward, Tanner Glass was selected by the Florida Panthers in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and played parts of two seasons with the Panthers (2007-08 and 2008-09).

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

Rangers’ center, Mika Zibanejad looks forward to the last 12 games of the season, hoping the Blueshirts can put together a full 60-minutes consistently down the stretch.

Mika Zibanejad says the Rangers will use the rest of the regular season to fine tune their game ahead of the playoffs.