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Panthers bring 3-game losing streak into matchup with the Rangers

Florida Panthers (45-20-4, second in the Atlantic Division) vs. New York Rangers (46-20-4, first in the Metropolitan Division)

New York; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Florida Panthers are looking to end a three-game skid with a win over the New York Rangers.

New York is 46-20-4 overall and 24-9-0 in home games. The Rangers have a 26-8-1 record in games their opponents serve more penalty minutes.

Florida has a 45-20-4 record overall and a 24-9-2 record on the road. The Panthers are 18-4-1 in games their opponents serve more penalty minutes.

The matchup Saturday is the third time these teams meet this season. The Panthers won 4-2 in the previous meeting.

TOP PERFORMERS: Artemi Panarin has 41 goals and 55 assists for the Rangers. Mika Zibanejad has scored four goals and added two assists over the past 10 games.

Matthew Tkachuk has 22 goals and 54 assists for the Panthers. Sam Reinhart has scored nine goals with two assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 6-3-1, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.9 assists, 3.1 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.

Panthers: 6-4-0, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.7 assists, 5.8 penalties and 14.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game.

INJURIES: Rangers: Ryan Lindgren: out (lower body), Jacob Trouba: out (lower-body), Blake Wheeler: out for season (lower-body), Filip Chytil: out for season (upper-body).

Panthers: Aaron Ekblad: out (lower-body), Aleksander Barkov: day to day (undisclosed).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.