The Rangers’ bottom six took a significant hit when 23-year-old winger Jesper Fast was ruled out for two to three weeks following the Rangers’ 3-2 overtime loss to the Dallas Stars on Sunday.
Frans Nielsen and P.A. Parenteau scored in the shootout to lift the New York Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.
Defenseman Mike Weaver’s first goal in 42 games, scored off the back of Rangers forward Artem Anisimov, broke a third-period tie and lifted the Florida Panthers to a 4-3 victory over New York.
Dmitry Kulikov fired a high wrist shot past Martin Brodeur 3:36 into overtime and the Florida Panthers won their third straight with a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.
Mike Santorelli scored two of Florida’s four goals in a 7:54 span of the second period and the Panthers sent the New York Islanders to their 12th straight loss with a 4-1 victory on Saturday night.