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Arron Asham and the Florida Panthers' George Parros (Credit: Getty)

Arron Asham and the Florida Panthers' George Parros fight during first-period action at the BB&T Center. (April 23, 2013)

Rangers vs. Panthers

The Rangers failed to clinch a playoff spot Tuesday, losing 3-2 to the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center.

Scottie Upshall of the Florida Panthers Mats Zuccarello
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Scottie Upshall of the Florida Panthers Mats Zuccarello of the Rangers skate into the corner after a loose puck at the BB&T Center. (April 23, 2013)

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist reacts after allowing a
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Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist reacts after allowing a goal by Florida Panthers' Filip Kuba during the second period. (April 23, 2013)

Ryan McDonagh of the Rangers and Tomas Kopecky
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Ryan McDonagh of the Rangers and Tomas Kopecky of the Florida Panthers battle for position in front of the net at the BB&T Center. (April 23, 2013)

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Brad Richards of the Rangers passes the puck
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Brad Richards of the Rangers passes the puck as he falls to the ice against the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center. (April 23, 2013)

Florida Panthers' Tomas Fleischmann celebrates with Filip Kuba
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Florida Panthers' Tomas Fleischmann celebrates with Filip Kuba after he scored against the Rangers during the second period. (April 23, 2013)

Florida Panthers' Scottie Upshall and Rangers' Rick Nash
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Florida Panthers' Scottie Upshall and Rangers' Rick Nash slide down the ice battling for the puck during the second period. (April 23, 2013)

Florida Panthers' Colby Robak slams into the wall
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Florida Panthers' Colby Robak slams into the wall as he tries to steal the puck from Rangers' Arron Asham during the second period. (April 23, 2013)

TJ Brennan of the Florida Panthers and Mats
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TJ Brennan of the Florida Panthers and Mats Zuccarello of the Rangers fight for control of the puck behind the net at the BB&T Center. (April 23, 2013)

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Rangers' Derick Brassard and Florida Panthers' Scottie Upshall
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Rangers' Derick Brassard and Florida Panthers' Scottie Upshall battle for the puck during the second period. (April 23, 2013)

Ryan McDonagh of the Rangers defends against Tomas
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Ryan McDonagh of the Rangers defends against Tomas Fleischmann of the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center. (April 23, 2013)

Goaltender Jacob Markstrom of the Florida Panthers moves
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Goaltender Jacob Markstrom of the Florida Panthers moves Ryan Callahan of the Rangers out of the crease area at the BB&T Center. (April 23, 2013)

Rangers' Steve Eminger and Florida Panthers' Peter Mueller
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Rangers' Steve Eminger and Florida Panthers' Peter Mueller battle for the puck during the second period. (April 23, 2013)

Florida Panthers goalie Jacob Markstrom blocks a shot
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Florida Panthers goalie Jacob Markstrom blocks a shot by Ryan Callahan during the first period of a game in Sunrise, Fla. (April 23, 2013)

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Arron Asham and the Florida Panthers' George Parros
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Arron Asham and the Florida Panthers' George Parros fight during first-period action at the BB&T Center. (April 23, 2013)

Florida Panthers goalie Jacob Markstrom blocks a shot
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Florida Panthers goalie Jacob Markstrom blocks a shot by the Rangers during the first period of a game in Sunrise, Fla. (April 23, 2013)

Steve Eminger (44) and the Florida Panthers' Peter
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Steve Eminger (44) and the Florida Panthers' Peter Mueller (88) battle for the puck during the first period of a game in Sunrise, Fla. (April 23, 2013)

Arron Asham (45) and the Florida Panthers' George
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Arron Asham (45) and the Florida Panthers' George Parros (22) fight during the first period of a game in Sunrise, Fla. (April 23, 2013)

Peter Mueller #88 and Nick Bjugstad #27 of
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Peter Mueller #88 and Nick Bjugstad #27 of the Florida Panthers attempt to take the puck from Steve Eminger during a game at the BB&T Center. (April 23, 2013)

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Henrik Lundqvist looks back as the puck hits
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Henrik Lundqvist looks back as the puck hits the post on a shot by the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center. (April 23, 2013)

George Parros #22 of the Florida Panthers skates
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George Parros #22 of the Florida Panthers skates before a game against the Rangers at the BB&T Center. (April 23, 2013)

Ryane Clowe stretches before a game against the
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Ryane Clowe stretches before a game against the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center. (April 23, 2013)

Martin Biron warms up before a game against
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Martin Biron warms up before a game against the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center. (April 23, 2013)

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