Florida hosts New York after Trocheck’s 2-goal game
Sunrise, Florida; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Rangers visit Florida after Vincent Trocheck scored two goals in the Panthers’ 4-3 loss to the Jets.
The Panthers are 6-3-3 against Eastern Conference opponents. Florida has scored 67 goals and is seventh in the league averaging 3.5 per game. Jonathan Huberdeau leads the team with nine.
The Rangers are 2-2-0 against opponents from the Metropolitan Division. New York serves 13.5 penalty minutes per game, the most in the NHL. Brendan Lemieux leads the team serving 45 total minutes.
In their last meeting on Nov. 10, Florida won 6-5.
TOP PERFORMERS: Huberdeau leads the Panthers with nine goals and has totaled 24 points. Aleksander Barkov Jr. has totaled six goals and 11 assists over the last 10 games for Florida.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 6-3-1, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.3 assists, 5.1 penalties and 15.4 penalty minutes while allowing 3.5 goals per game with a .904 save percentage.
Panthers: 5-3-2, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.4 assists, 3.3 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game with a .879 save percentage.
Panthers Injuries: Jayce Hawryluk: out (upper body).