- Panthers 3, Rangers 2: Things seemed to be going OK for the Rangers until the third period. Then, just over three minutes in, two Florida goals within 19 seconds of each other erased the Rangers' two-goal lead. The Panthers broke the tie when Rostislav Olesz scored 11:10 into the final period. The stunned Rangers couldn't recover and lost their fourth straight game. All the losses during the streak have been ugly, and this one was no different. New York had plenty of power-play chances in the first but only scored once, and it happened when Brad Isbister netted one with four seconds remaining. The Panthers committed nine penalties to the Rangers' four but still found a way to win. Call it a preholiday hangover or something else, but the Rangers are in a slump.
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