2024 Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Final Rangers vs. Panthers Analysis (05/22/2024)

2024 Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Final Rangers vs. Panthers Analysis (05-22-2024)

Second-round Stanley Cup betting odds action saw the New York Rangers fight off the Carolina Hurricanes in six games to advance to the Eastern Conference Final. New York will face the Florida Panthers in the Eastern Conference Final. Last year, Florida won the Eastern Conference Final. Subsequently, Florida suffered a 4-1 series loss to the Vegas Golden Knights for the Stanley Cup. Florida has never won the Stanley Cup. New York last made the Stanley Cup Final in 2014. New York and Florida were the two division winners in the Eastern Conference this season.

2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Final New York Rangers vs. Florida Panthers

Date and Time:Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 8 P.M. ET.
Location:Madison Square Garden, New York, NY.
TV Coverage:ESPN
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
TeamSpreadTotalML
Panthers-1½ +2355½ -105-115
Rangers+1½ -2755½ -115-105
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New York Rangers (Metropolitan 1) vs. Florida Panthers (Atlantic 1)

  • Game 1: Wednesday, Panthers at Rangers, 8, ESPN
  • Game 2: May 24, Panthers at Rangers, 8, ESPN
  • Game 3: May 26, Rangers at Panthers, 3, ABC
  • Game 4: May 28, Rangers at Panthers, 8, ESPN
  • x-Game 5: May 30, Panthers at Rangers, 8, ESPN
  • x-Game 6: June 1, Rangers at Panthers, 3, ABC
  • x-Game 7: June 3, Panthers at Rangers, 8, ESPN

New York Rangers Team Overview

This year, the New York Rangers are 55-23-4 straight up and 44-36 over/under the sportsbook 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.

Florida Panthers Team Overview

This season, the Florida Panthers are 52-24-6 straight up and 30-49 over/under the NHL Playoff betting odds 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. 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.

New York Rangers vs. Florida Panthers SBG Free Picks

In this situation, the Panthers offer more depth and value.

New York Rangers vs. Florida Panthers SBG Best Bet: Florida Panthers.

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