SUNRISE, Fla. – MacKenzie Weegar, Carter Verhaeghe and Anthony Duclair scored in the third period to rally the Florida Panthers past the New York Rangers 4-3 as both teams returned from an extended holiday break.
Artemi Panarin had a goal and two assists for the Rangers. Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider also scored.
Igor Shesterkin, back in net after missing eight games with a lower-body injury, made 28 saves.
Anton Lundell also scored for Florida, and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 31 shots.
Weegar fired a wrist shot high to Shesterkin’s stick side for his first goal of the season, tying it 2-all at 5:56 of the third.
Verhaeghe netted the go-ahead goal with a wrist shot from the left circle at 10:31.