Florida Panthers vs New York Rangers: Game Preview, Predictions, and Odds for Eastern Conference Finals Game 3 | May 26, 2024

Florida Panthers v New York Rangers - Game Two
Florida Panthers vs New York Rangers: Game Preview, Predictions, and Odds for Eastern Conference Finals Game 3 | May 26, 2024

The Florida Panthers and the New York Rangers meet on Sunday, having secured one win each in the third round of the NHL Playoffs. This will be the sixth they will be up against each other this season.

  • Teams: Panthers (52-24-6) vs. Rangers (55-23-4).
  • Venue and Date: Sunrise, Florida; Sunday, 3 p.m. EDT
  • Eastern Conference Finals: Series tied 1-1
  • Last game: Rangers won 2-1 in overtime

Florida Panthers: Game Preview

The Florida Panthers have a strong season record of 52-24-6, including an impressive 30-15-2 on home ice.

Matthew Tkachuk leads the team with 26 goals and 62 assists, while Carter Verhaeghe has contributed six goals and three assists in the last 10 games. Over their past 10 games, the Panthers have averaged 3.2 goals and 5.3 assists per game, while their defense has allowed just 2.1 goals per game.

New York Rangers: Game Preview

The New York Rangers come into this game with a 55-23-4 record; they have a 29-13-4 performance in road games.

Vincent Trocheck has been a standout performer with 25 goals and 52 assists, supported by Mika Zibanejad’s recent form, contributing two goals and nine assists in the last ten games.

The Rangers have averaged 2.9 goals and five assists per game in their last 10 outings, with their defense allowing an average of 2.4 goals per game.

Florida Panthers vs New York Rangers: Head-to-Head

  1. Overall Record: The New York Rangers and the Florida Panthers have faced each other 43 times, with the Rangers winning 27 times and the Panthers 16 .
  2. Goals Scored: The teams have averaged a combined total of 6.1 goals per game, with the Rangers averaging 3.5 goals per outing and the Panthers 2.7.
  3. Overtime Performance: Both teams have an identical record in overtime, each winning two games and losing as many.
  4. Penalty Shootouts: The Panthers have a better record in penalty shootouts, with five wins compared to the Rangers' two.

Florida Panthers vs New York Rangers: Predictions

The Florida Panthers are favored to win with a moneyline of -155, while the New York Rangers are at +130.

The over/under is set at 5.5 goals. The chances of Florida winning the game are much higher than the Rangers because they have a better record at home than the Rangers have fared away.

A total of six goals have been scored by the two teams in Games 1 and 2 combined. Game three is expected to follow the same pattern. The chances are high that there won't be many goals once again. It will be a tough battle, but the Panthers are expected to come out on top.

Panthers vs Rangers: Betting Tips

Tip 1: Result: Panthers to win

Tip 2: Game to have over five goals: No

Tip 3: Panthers to score first: Yes

Tip 4: Matthew Tkachuk to score: No

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