Florida travels to New York for Panthers-Rangers matchup
New York; Sunday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Rangers host the Florida Panthers.
The Rangers are 5-4-0 against Eastern Conference opponents. New York averages 11.3 penalty minutes per game, the third-most in the NHL. Brendan Lemieux leads the team serving 26 total minutes.
The Panthers are 4-3-3 in Eastern Conference play. Florida is sixth in the league averaging 3.4 goals per game, led by Jonathan Huberdeau with nine.
The matchup Sunday is the first meeting this season for the two teams.
LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 5-2-3, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.1 assists, 3.1 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while allowing 3.3 goals per game with a .889 save percentage.
Rangers: 5-4-1, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.6 assists, 4.5 penalties and 11.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .920 save percentage.