Knicks stars witness Rangers fall to Panthers at MSG

New York Knicks stars Jalen Brunson and Josh Hart, along with coaches Tom Thibodeau and Rick Brunson, were in attendance at Madison Square Garden for the Game 5 Eastern Conference Finals matchup between the New York Rangers and the Florida Panthers. The Rangers fell short, losing 3-2 to the Panthers, putting them in a do-or-die situation for Game 6.

Anton Lundell scored the go-ahead goal for the Panthers with just under 10 minutes left in the game, securing the victory. This win puts the Panthers in a position to close out the series in Game 6 in Florida. Despite the loss, Rangers’ Chris Kreider and Alexis Lafreniere managed to get on the scoresheet, with Igor Shesterkin putting up a solid performance in goal.

The Panthers are focused on taking it one game at a time, with memories of their run to the Cup final last season serving as motivation. The Rangers, on the other hand, will need to win the next two games to keep their hopes alive for a return to the final for the first time since 2014.

Both teams had their opportunities throughout the game, with the tight contest coming down to a few key plays. The Rangers will need to regroup and come out strong in Game 6 to extend the series.

As the series intensifies, every play becomes crucial, and both teams will be looking to capitalize on their chances to secure a win. Stay tuned for more updates as the Eastern Conference Finals continue to unfold.