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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Rangers Down Florida

Sergei Nemchinov and Steve Larmer scored third-period goals and goalie Mike Richter outdueled ex-teammate and fellow All-Star John Vanbiesbrouck as the New York Rangers beat Florida 3-2.

Richter made 29 saves and extended his league-leading and franchise-record victory total to 40 games. The Rangers, with a team record-tying 50 wins and 107 points, have six more points than New Jersey in the race for best record in the NHL.

The Panthers, eighth in the Eastern Conference, missed a chance to open some ground on their closest pursuers, Philadelphia and the New York Islanders. The Flyers, however, narrowed the gap to two points after skating to a 1-1 tie with Winnipeg.