2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Odds - NHL Conference Finals Lines

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The 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs began on Saturday, April 20. There will be four rounds of the playoffs: the first round, the second round, the Conference Finals, and the Stanley Cup Finals. There is a best-of-seven format in each round. The playoffs will continue to run through much of June. The last possible day for the playoffs to end is June 24. This is the ninth year in which the top three teams in each division make the playoffs, along with two wild cards in each conference. The New York Rangers won the Presidents' Trophy for the most points and they are the top team in the Eastern Conference. The Rangers routed the Washington Capitals in the first round and got past the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Rangers will try and avoid the dubious distinction that has plagued previous President’s Cup winners, as none of the recent winners have had much playoff success and no President’s Trophy winner has won the Stanley Cup since the Chicago Blackhawks in 2012-2013. New York is listed as the underdog against the Florida Panthers in the Eastern Conference Finals.

The Dallas Stars are the top seed in the Western Conference and they just missed out on catching New York for the top overall seed in the NHL, finishing one point back of New York. The Stars are coming off a tough series against the Colorado Avalanche that saw Dallas win Game 6 in double-overtime to advance. The Stars eliminated the defending Stanley Cup champion, Vegas Golden Knights in seven games in the first round. The Edmonton Oilers have the star power of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl but there ae questions about their defense and their goaltending. Dallas is favored in the Western Conference Finals against Edmonton.

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NHL Stanley Cup Betting Odds

Dallas Stars +350 Edmonton Oilers +195
Florida Panthers +155 New York Rangers +785

*Odds as of Friday, May 24, 9:00 AM ET

Eastern Conference Final

(1) Florida Panthers vs. (1M) New York Rangers

FLA Leads 1-0

Game 1 (at New York) Wed, May 22 FLA 3, NYR 0
Game 2 (at New York) Fri, May 24, 7:00 PM -
Game 3 (at Florida) Sun, May 26, 2:00 PM -
Game 4 (at Florida) Tue, May 28, 7:00 PM -
Game 5* (at New York) Thu, May 30, 7:00 PM -
Game 6* (at Florida) Sat, June 1, 7:00 PM -
Game 7* (at New York) Mon, June 3, 7:00 PM -

* If necessary

It is hard to get a better matchup than this one in the Eastern Conference Finals. The series will feature big-name players, veteran coaches and big-time goalies. The Rangers have five players with at least 10 points in the playoffs led by Mika Zibanejad with 14, while the Panthers have three players with at least 10 points in the playoffs led by Matthew Tkachuk with 14. Both teams have potent scorers, as the Rangers feature Artemi Panarin, while the Panthers have Sam Reinhart. Panarin scored 49 goals in the regular season, while Reinhart had 57. The Rangers also have Chris Kreider who had a natural hat trick in the clinching game against Carolina, while Carter Verhaeghe scored 34 goals for Florida in the regular season. He has six in this year’s playoffs and he hold the Florida record for most playoff goals in a career with 21.

Both teams can also play defense, as the Panthers tied with Winnipeg for the fewest goals allowed, 198, an average of 2.41 per game. In the playoffs, Florida has allowed just 2.45 goals per game. The Rangers allowed 2.76 during the year and they have given up 2.60 so far in the playoffs. Florida’s defenseman, Gustav Forsling led the NHL with a plus-56 rating during the regular season and they have Selke winner Alexsander Barkov. The Panthers also have Vezina finalist Sergei Bobrovsky (2.37 goals-against average in the playoffs) in net. The Rangers have one of the top defensemen in the league in Adam Fox and goaltender Igor Shesterkin won the Vezina Trophy in 2022.

This series is a matchup between two of the top coaches in NHL history. Florida head coach Paul Maurice is fourth all-time with 869 wins and Rangers coach Peter Laviolette is seventh with 807 wins. Laviolette guided the Hurricanes to the Stanley Cup title in 2006, while Maurice is still looking to win his first Cup.

Eastern Conference Round 1

(1) Florida Panthers vs. (WC1) Tampa Bay Lightning - FLA Wins 4-1

(2A) Boston Bruins vs. (3A) Toronto Maple Leafs - BOS Wins 4-3

(1M) New York Rangers vs. (WC2) Washington Capitals - NYR Wins 4-0

(2M) Carolina Hurricanes vs. (3M) New York Islanders - CAR Wins 4-1

Eastern Conference Round 2

(1) Florida Panthers vs. (2A) Boston Bruins - FLA Wins 4-2

(1M) New York Rangers vs. (2M) Carolina Hurricanes - NYR Wins 4-2

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Western Conference Final

(1C) Dallas Stars vs. (2P) Edmonton Oilers

EDM Leads 1-0

Game 1 (at Dallas) Thu, May 23 DAL 2, EDM 3 (2OT)
Game 2 (at Dallas) Sat, May 25, 7:00 PM -
Game 3 (at Edmonton) Mon, May 27, 7:30 PM -
Game 4 (at Edmonton) Wed, May 29, 7:30 PM -
Game 5* (at Dallas) Fri, May 31, TBA -
Game 6* (at Edmonton) Sun, June 2, TBA -
Game 7* (at Dallas) Tue, June 4, TBA -

* If necessary

The Dallas Stars finished with the top record in the Western Conference and they won the Central Division, while the Oilers finished second in the Pacific Division. Dallas has had a difficult road so far in this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, as they took out the defending Stanley Cup Champion Vegas Golden Knights in seven games in round one and then beat a former Stanley Cup Champion, the Colorado Avalanche in six games. The Oilers have benefited from playing a Los Angeles Kings team that was simply overmatched and a Vancouver Canucks team that was missing their starting goaltender. Dallas has the edge on defense and in goal, while the Oilers have the edge in terms of star power with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl.

The Stars will have the home ice edge in this best-of-seven game series that begins on Thursday in Dallas. The Oilers and Stars played three times this season and it was Dallas taking two of the three contests. The Stars won 4-3 earlier in the season in Dallas, while the Oilers returned the favor, winning 4-3 in Edmonton in February. The Stars routed the Oilers in Dallas in their last meeting in April, winning 5-0. Six of the last ten meetings between Edmonton and Dallas have gone over the total.

Western Conference Round 1

(1C) Dallas Stars vs. (WC2) Vegas Golden Knights - DAL Wins 4-3

(2C) Winnipeg Jets vs. (3C) Colorado Avalanche - COL Wins 4-1

(1P) Vancouver Canucks vs. (WC1) Nashville Predators - VAN Wins 4-2

(2P) Edmonton Oilers vs. (3P) Los Angeles Kings - EDM Wins 4-1

Western Conference Round 2

(1C) Dallas Stars vs. (3C) Colorado Avalanche - DAL Wins 4-2

(1P) Vancouver Canucks vs. (2P) Edmonton Oilers - EDM Wins 4-3

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