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Nash, Lundqvist lead Rangers past Panthers 5-2

New York Rangers´ Ryan McDonagh (27), Brad Richards (19) and Rick Nash (61) celebrate after Nash scored a goal against the Florida Panthers during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Sunrise, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. The Rangers won 5-2. (J Pat Carter/AP)
New York Rangers' Ryan McDonagh (27), Brad Richards (19) and Rick Nash (61) celebrate after Nash scored a goal against the Florida Panthers during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Sunrise, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. The Rangers won 5-2. (J Pat Carter/AP)
New York Rangers´ Ryan McDonagh (27), Brad Richards (19) and Rick Nash (61) celebrate after Nash scored a goal against the Florida Panthers during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Sunrise, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. The Rangers won 5-2. (J Pat Carter/AP) Gallery: Nash, Lundqvist lead Rangers past Panthers 5-2

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Rick Nash scored his second goal of the season and Henrik Lundqvist rebounded from a poor game with 31 saves to lift the New York Rangers over the Florida Panthers 5-2 on Wednesday night.

Mats Zuccarello, Brad Richards and Derick Brassard also scored for the Rangers. Carl Hagelin added an empty-net goal with 24 seconds left.

Nick Bjugstad and Scottie Upshall scored in the third period for Florida. Tim Thomas allowed four goals on 21 shots.

After the Panthers scored twice to cut their deficit to one, Zuccarello's power-play goal made it 4-2 with 1:28 left.

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