NHL Game Summary - NY Rangers at Carolina

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Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Derek Stepan, Ryan Callahan and Rick Nash all scored during a second-period barrage that propelled the New York Rangers to a 4-1 win over the fading Carolina Panthers at PNC Arena.

Stepan and Nash also notched an assist to support a season-high 48-save effort from Henrik Lundqvist as the Rangers picked up two critical points. New York remained tied with the rival Islanders for the final two playoff seeds in the Eastern Conference entering its final 10 regular-season games.

Brian Boyle finished off the victory, which upped the Rangers to 3-0-1 over their last four outings, with an empty-net tally right before the final horn sounded.

Zac Dalpe recorded the lone goal against Lundqvist, who outdueled counterpart Dan Ellis to deal the Hurricanes a fourth straight loss and 11th defeat in 12 games.

Ellis stopped 27-of-30 shots before being pulled after two periods. Justin Peters finished with eight saves in relief.

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