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Facts About the New York Rangers-Florida Panthers Match-up


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May 19, 2024  (8:14)
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Rangers too close for comfort in the Cats d-zone
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There is history between the New York Rangers and Florida Panthers in the NHL post-season.

With the Panthers advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals after defeating the Boston Bruins, the Rangers are the next target on the board for Tkachuk and company.
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The Florida Panthers are on another run for the Stanley Cup and the last time the two met in the playoffs, there are some astounding facts about that year.
The Alternate Captain was SIX years old, the last time the rat-throwers and the Rangers met in the NHL playoffs.
In 1997, the series concluded in 5 games, with the Rangers ending in game 5 with a 3-2 victory in OT.
This year, both teams are 1st in their division, as the Rangers are 1st seed in the Metropolitan, with a 55-23-4 record.
In other historical facts, this was the only post-season Rangers team with Wayne Gretzky on the roster, who scored 15 points(9 G, 6A) in 10 games in the playoffs that season.
And last but definitely not least, 3 years prior the Rangers won the Stanley Cup with Mike Keenan as bench boss.
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