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12/28 – Panthers fall to Rangers again

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Alexis Lafraniere scored twice in regulation, and Alexander Radulov put in the game-winner in overtime to give New York a 4-3 victory against the Florida Panthers, extending the Rangers winning streak to 3 games. 

The Panthers couldn’t hold an early 2-0 lead and allowed the Rangers to tie the game 2-2 early in the third period, but they retook the lead when Anthony Duclair beat Igor Shesterkin (15-6-1) in the final minute of regulation. But it wasn’t over yet — New York’s Morgan Barron scored inside the crease with just 5 seconds left to play to force overtime.

The game-winner came when Radulov carried the puck into Florida’s zone looking to squeeze off a cross ice pass to Ryan Strome for a one-timer, but instead, Rudalov fired from the right circle to beat Juuse Saros (17-9-2) with a snap shot inside the far post with 23 second left in overtime.