Panthers vs. Rangers Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Final Lines

Florida Panthers 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting

Florida Panthers 2024 Stanley Cup Odds

Second-round action saw the Florida Panthers hold off the hard-fighting Boston Bruins in six games, clinching the series on Gustav Forsling's goal with 1:33 remaining in the game. Now Florida will face the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Final. The winner will advance to the Stanley Cup Final against the Western Conference champion. Florida has proven to be one of the deepest and most resilient teams in the NHL. Head coach Paul Maurice has proven to be the perfect fit in Florida. Hockey fans will be treated to a matchup of the two best teams in the East.

2024 Stanley Cup Betting Odds

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New York Rangers (Metropolitan 1) vs. Florida Panthers (Atlantic 1)

Game 1: May 22, Panthers at Rangers, 8:00 PM ET (ESPN)

Game 2: May 24, Panthers at Rangers, 8:00 PM ET (ESPN)

Game 3: May 26, Rangers at Panthers, 3:00 PM ET (ABC)

Game 4: May 28, Rangers at Panthers, 8:00 PM ET (ESPN)

Game 5*: May 30, Panthers at Rangers, 8:00 PM ET (ESPN)

Game 6*: June 1, Rangers at Panthers, 3:00 PM ET (ABC)

Game 7*: June 3, Panthers at Rangers, 8:00 PM ET (ESPN)

* If necessary

Florida Panthers Team Overview

This season, the Florida Panthers are 52-24-6 straight up and 30-49 over/under the total. Also, Florida is 3rd in the Eastern Conference Playoff standings. Florida is four points behind the New York Ranger in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Late on, Florida has covered five out of their last six games.  At the same time, the Panthers have gone over the total in one of its previous six matchups.

Florida has NHL rankings of 12th for goals scored and 8th for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Panthers have NHL rankings of 1st for goals against and 6th for penalty killing.

So far in the playoffs, G Sergei Bobrovsky has a 2.37 goals against average, a .902 save percentage, and a record of 8-3. LW Matthew Tkachuk leads Florida with four goals, ten assists, 14 points, and a +2. C Aleksander Barkov has five goals, eight assists, 13 points, and a +4. C Carter Verhaeghe has six goals, five assists, 11 points, and a +2. C Anton Lundell adds two goals, seven assists, nine points, and a +3. At the same time, C Sam Reinhart adds five goals, four assists, nine points, and a +3.

It took a grueling six-game effort and withstanding the Boston Bruins' attempted comeback from a 3-1 series deficit to get the job done. Still, the Florida Panthers found a way to advance into the Eastern Conference finals for the second straight year.

Gustav Forsling's rebound goal with 1:33 left in regulation lifted the Panthers to a 2-1, series-clinching win in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Friday in Boston.

Anton Lundell finished with a goal and an assist after scoring the tying tally at 12:44 of the second, helping the Panthers to their sixth straight playoff win at TD Garden.

Pavel Zacha scored Boston's lone goal.

Bobrovsky made 22 saves for Florida, including nine in the third period.

After a 5-1 win in Game 1 of the series, the Bruins scored no more than two goals in any game.

New York Rangers Team Overview

This year, the New York Rangers are 55-23-4 straight up and 44-36 over/under the total. Also, New York is 1st in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Carolina is three points behind the Rangers in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Late on, New York has covered five out of their last eight games. While the Rangers have gone over the total in six of its previous nine matchups.

New York has NHL rankings of 7th for goals scored and 3rd for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Rangers have NHL rankings of 7th for goals against and 33rd for penalty killing.

So far in the playoffs, G Igor Shesterkin has a 2.40 goals against average, a .923 save percentage, and a record of 8-2. C Mika Zibanejad leads New York with three goals, 11 assists, 14 points and a +2. C Vincent Trocheck has six goals, eight assists, 14 points, and a zero plus/minus. LW Artemi Panarin has four goals, seven assists, 11 points and a -2. LW Alexis Lafreniere adds four goals, six assists, ten points, and a +1. In comparison, LW Chris Kreider adds seven goals, three assists, ten points, and a -2.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 6)

SEASON GAMES WINS LOSSES FINISH PLAYOFFS
2023-24 82 52 24 1st, Atlantic TBD
2022–23 82 42 32 4th, Atlantic Lost in Stanley Cup Finals, 1–4 (Golden Knights)
2021–22 82 58 18 1st, Atlantic Lost in Second Round, 0–4 (Lightning)
2020–21 56 37 14 2nd, Central Lost in First Round, 2–4 (Lightning)
2019–20 69 35 26 4th, Atlantic Lost in Qualifying Round, 1–3 (Islanders)
2018–19 82 36 32 5th, Atlantic Did not qualify
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Florida Panthers History

The Panthers were founded as a 1993-94 expansion team with the-then Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. They made the Stanley Cup Final in their third season but have never made it back. Since 2000, the Panthers have only five postseason appearances. Owner Vincent Viola has spent several years and a lot of money trying to dig the franchise out of the muck.

Attendance for the Panthers has been low for most of the past two decades but has increased with their new success. Like the rest of the NHL, Florida has had to navigate the pandemic issues that have kept attendance down in many markets, even after restrictions loosened. The pandemic came at the worst possible time for the Panthers as they were finally starting to get really good.

The Panthers' years of losing opened up the opportunity for several years of high draft choices. And for the past two seasons, we have seen improvements based on that new blood. Florida had a golden opportunity in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs to win over new fans and build a higher customer base. It helps that they play an exciting and winning style of hockey. The Panthers are easy on the eyes as one of the NHL’s most entertaining teams.

But Florida flopped badly in the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Help arrived that summer with the arrival of power forward Keith Tkachuk and new head coach Paul Maurice.

And a berth in the Stanley Cup Final made 2023 a year to remember.

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