New York Rangers v Florida Panthers
SUNRISE, FL - NOVEMBER 4: Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers battles for position in front of the net with Ian McCoshen #12 of the Florida Panthers during second period action at the BB&T Center on November 4, 2017 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

The New York Rangers look to extend their winning streak to five games as the Florida Panthers visit Madison Square Garden on Hockey Fights Cancer night.

  • New York Rangers: 13-9-2
  • Florida Panthers: 9-12-2
  • Television: MSG Networks
  • Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Coming into this one the New York Rangers are enjoying their best current stretch at home, winning eight straight games at the World’s Most Famous Arena.

The Rangers are coming off a come from behind 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in a game where they never led. Jimmy Vesey had the game-tying goal and the winning goal in the shootout allowing the Rangers to continue this hot stretch they are on. Henrik Lundqvist got the victory and is now 10-2 in his last 12 games.

Lundqvist is expected to make his 13th straight start in this one unless anything changes prior to the game.

It was ironic that the Rangers and Canucks went to a shootout Sunday because it was the 12 year anniversary of the Marek Malik shootout goal.

This will be the second time this season that the Rangers and Panthers will faceoff. In their previous matchup, the Rangers came out victorious on a Kevin Shattenkirk overtime goal. J.T. Miller had one of his best games of the season with three assists including one on the Shattenkirk goal. Roberto Luongo made his return from injury in this one and stopped 39 shots.

Florida is coming into town going 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. They are coming off a 3-2 win against the New Jersey Devils where they blew a two-goal lead in the third but was still able to come out on top.

Tonight is Hockey Fights Cancer night at Madison Square Garden. This is the 19th season that the NHL and the Rangers are raising awareness. The Rangers will be wearing a special lavender jersey during warmups that will be auctioned off to fans with proceeds going towards the cancer campaign. If you are going to the game, click here for your ‘I Fight For Signs.’

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Dominick is a graduate of Canisius College. He has covered the Rangers for the last seven seasons and the Yankees for the last four.