SUNRISE, Fla. – Tomas Vokoun made 32 saves for his fifth shutout of the season and 43rd overall, and David Booth, Chris Higgins and Stephen Weiss scored in the Florida Panthers' 3-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday.
The Panthers are 4-1-2 in their last seven games.
Martin Biron stopped 32 shots for New York. The Rangers, coming off a 2-1 overtime loss in Tampa Bay on Saturday night, lost for the first time (9-1) in the second half of back-to-back games.
Higgins scored his sixth goal at 8:50 of the third period to give Florida a 2-0 lead.
Higgins poke-checked the puck away from Michael Sauer, skated down the left side, then waited for defenseman Michael Del Zotto to slide by before wristing a shot past Biron to the short side.
Weiss added an empty-net goal with 1:30 left with the Rangers on a power play.
Booth opened the scoring with a power-play goal midway through the second period. With Dale Weise in the penalty box for holding, Booth scored his 10th goal when he slammed home a rebound at 11:32. Biron stopped Mike Santorelli's shot from close-range before Booth fired the rebound between several players around the crease.
Florida's Cory Stillman appeared to have scored at 4:23 of the third period after taking a feed from Mike Reasoner. But replays showed the puck went off Stillman's skate in the crease and the goal was disallowed.
NOTES: Rangers LW Ruslan Fedotenko left the game in the first period and did not return after blocking a shot with his hand. ... Del Zotto returned to the lineup aftre missing four games — twice a healthy scratch, once with the flu and once with a groin problem. ... The Panthers had no word regarding C Steve Reinprecht, who was put on waivers Friday.