From the Rangers:
NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
April 3, 2010 – New York Rangers 4, Florida Panthers 1 (Game #78, Road #39)
• The Blueshirts defeated the Florida Panthers, 4-1, tonight at the BankAtlantic Center, tallying four goals in the third period to improve to 5-0-1 in the last six games. It was the first time this season the Rangers recorded a win when trailing after the second period (1-24-2).
• New York improved to 36-32-10 (82 pts.) overall, including a 20-15-4 (44 pts.) mark in 39 road games this season. The Blueshirts are now 4-0-1 on their current, season-high six-game road trip.
• The Rangers held the Panthers scoreless in four power play attempts, and are 22-for-23 on the penalty kill in the last seven games (95.7%).
• Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 19 of 20 shots and recorded one assist, and has now posted a record of 33-26-9 overall with an 18-10-3 mark on the road this season. Lundqvist is 5-0-1 in the last six games, registering a 1.63 goals against average with a .943 save percentage and two shutouts over the span. The assist was the fifth of his career, and first since Feb. 18, 2009 vs. the Islanders at MSG.
• Defenseman Marc Staal notched the Rangers’ first goal of the game 18 seconds into the third period, and finished with a plus-three rating in a team-high 25:41 of icetime. He has now tallied a goal in three straight games, which marks a career-high.
• Brandon Prust tallied the game-winning goal at 9:36 of the third period, and logged a season-high 13:32 of icetime. Prust also recorded the game-winning goal in last night’s contest at Tampa Bay, and has now registered three points (two goals and one assist) through five games on the current road trip.
• Marian Gaborik registered two points (one goal and one assist) for his team-leading 25th multi-point performance of the season, and tied his season-highs with eight shots and a plus-three rating. The assist was his 42nd of the season, which marks a new career-high, and his empty net goal in the game’s final minute was his 83rd point, which ties his career-high set in 2007-08. Gaborik has now tallied 10 points (five goals and five assists) in the last eight games.
• Rangers Captain Chris Drury recorded one goal and won a team-high eight faceoffs in 13 attempts (62%). He has now tallied eight points (two goals and six assists) in the last 11 games, including three points (two goals and one assist) through five games on the current road trip. The Rangers improved to 10-2-1 when he records a goal.
• Jody Shelley registered the primary assist on Prust’s game-winning goal, and finished with three hits in 11:25 of icetime. Shelley has now recorded three assists in the last six games.
• Aaron Voros recorded an assist on Drury’s goal at 11:06 of the third period to extend his scoring streak to three games, registering one goal and two assists over the span.
• Rookie defenseman Michael Del Zotto tallied one assist to extend his assist streak to three games, and has now recorded eight points (two goals and six assists) in the last seven games. The Rangers improved to 20-6-4 when he registers a point.
• Dan Girardi tied for the game-high with five blocked shots, and registered two blocked shots in 25:07 of icetime. Entering tonight’s contest, Girardi led the team and was tied for seventh in the NHL with 166 blocked shots on the season.
• Please note the Blueshirts do not have practice scheduled for tomorrow, Apr. 4.
• The Rangers will conclude their season-high six-game road trip on Tuesday, Apr. 6, when they will face-off against the Buffalo Sabres at HSBC Arena (7:00 p.m.), in the first game of a back-to-back set. The game will be televised live on MSG 2.