Marian Gaborik seemed poised to be the hero for the Rangers last night, after his game-tying goal with less than a minute remaining.
The feeling didn't last however, and the Rangers lost just 19 seconds into overtime.
Tonight the Rangers will look to have a "bounce back" win against the Florida Panthers. With Henrik Lundqvist getting the nod last night, the expectation is that Martin Biron will get a start in the near future (if not tonight). Again, it's just speculation.
The Rangers will need much more offense than they had last night if they want a real chance at winning. Although the Rangers ran into a hot goaltender, they still missed tons of chances.
Matts Zuccarello is still with the Rangers, a good sign for the younger who is trying to make an impact in the NHL. John Tortorella has bounced line-mates around pretty frequently, but it does seem like Derek Stepan has been a viable option as partner with Gaborik. Even so, Zuccarello didn't look bad on that line either.
The Rangers will be looking to improve their record to 23-14-3 in their (seemingly) never-ending quest to try and gain ground on the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Although the Rangers are just six points out of first place int he Atlantic.
New York Rangers
@ Florida Panthers
Sunday, Jan 2, 2011, 5:00 PM EST
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