Nash Leads Rangers to 5-4 OT Win Over Panthers - NBC New York

Nash Leads Rangers to 5-4 OT Win Over Panthers



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    Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist stops a shot by the Panthers during the first period. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

    Rick Nash scored 2:01 into overtime for his third goal of the game, lifting the New York Rangers to a 5-4 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.

    Mats Zuccarello and Viktor Stalberg each scored goals in the third period to put the Rangers ahead 4-2. Henrik Lundqvist made 39 saves as New York bounced back after a loss at Tampa Bay on Thursday night snapped its nine-game winning streak.

    Jaromir Jagr, Aleksander Barkov, Jussi Jokinen and Nick Bjugstad scored for the Panthers. Roberto Luongo stopped 26 shots.

    Nash's winning goal came on the power-play when his wrist shot from the right circle got past Luongo to give the Rangers their seventh straight win against the Panthers -- and fourth straight against Luongo.

    Down two goals, the Panthers scored twice in the final 2:28 of regulation to send the game into overtime. 

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