Bobrovsky, Panthers blank Rangers in Game 1

Florida Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) celebrates with left wing Ryan Lomberg (94) after defeating the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY)

NEW YORK — Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves as the Florida Panthers constantly bottled up the New York Rangers and opened the Eastern Conference final with a 3-0 victory Wednesday night.