NHL: FLORIDA (0-0) at NY RANGERS (0-0) <h3>Drury, Gomez make debut with Rangers vs. Panthers</h3> <div class="pre">Florida at NY Rangers 7:00 pm EDT</div> NEW YORK (Ticker) -- Entering the 2007-08 season, New YorkRangers' fans have a lot to be excited about. The Rangers' major offseason acquisitions, centers Chris Druryand Scott Gomez, will suit up for the blue shirts for the firsttime on Thursday when the club hosts the Florida Panthers in theregular-season opener for both teams. Drury played a major role in ending the Rangers' season justover four months ago. The Boston University alum scored withless than eight seconds remaining to force overtime in theBuffalo Sabres' critical Game Five victory in last season'sEastern Conference semifinals. Drury, who signed a five-year, $35.25 million contract as anunrestricted free agent, scored a career-high 37 goals in2006-07 and added 32 assists in 77 contests. As for the 27-year-old Gomez, he amassed 13 tallies and 47points in 72 games last season with the New Jersey Devils. TheAnchorage, Alaska native inked a seven-year, $51.5 million dealin the offseason and brings in two Stanley Cup championships(2000, 2003) under his belt. Drury will likely center New York's top line with perennialAll-Star Jaromir Jagr and Martin Straka, while Gomez will playbetween Brendan Shanahan and Petr Prucha on the second line. The Panthers also made a significant upgrade this offseason,acquiring goaltender Tomas Vokoun in a trade with the NashvillePredators. Vokoun, who has recorded at least 25 victories eachof the last four seasons, was deemed expendable due to theemergence of Chris Mason while he was injured in 2006-07. Florida's offense is built around center Olli Jokinen, whoregistered career highs of 31 goals and 91 points last season.Despite Jokinen's talents, the Panthers have nowhere near theoffensive talent of the Rangers.