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Florida Panthers vs NY Rangers Prediction 6-1-24 Picks

NY Rangers (65-27-5) vs. Florida Panthers (63-27-8)
June 1, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Florida Panthers -165 / NY Rangers +147; Over/Under: +5.5
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The New York Rangers and the Florida Panthers meet Saturday in Game 6 Eastern Conference NHL Playoffs Conference Finals action from the Amerant Bank Arena. Here’s a Florida Panthers vs NY Rangers Prediction.

Game Five Recap: Panthers Force Rangers To The Brink

The Florida Panthers stole home ice back from the Rangers and pushed the Rangers to the brink of elimination with a 3-2 win in game five at MSG. The game remained scoreless through the opening 20 minutes before Chris Kreider opened the scoring for the Rangers with a short-handed goal 2:04 into the second period. Gustav Forsling would tie the game at one for Florida just 6:17 later. The 1-1 tie would hold through the second and the first half of the third period before Anton Lundell gave the Panthers a 2-1 lead with just under 10 minutes to go. Sam Bennett gave the Panthers an insurance goal with 1:52 to go, which proved huge as Alexis Lafreniere pulled a goal back with less than a minute to go, and that was as close as the Rangers would get as Florida slammed the door shut for the win. Sergei Bobrovsky got the win for the Panthers in goal after stopping 25 of 27 shots faced in the win while Igor Shesterkin ended up with the loss after allowing 2 goals on 36 shots faced in the losing effort.

New York Rangers Player Stats

Artemi Panarin leads the Rangers in scoring with 120 points including team-highs of 49 goals and 71 assists while Chris Kreider has 75 points with 39 goals of his own. Vincent Trocheck has 77 points as well with 52 assists while Mika Zibanejad has 72 points with 46 assists this season. Igor Shesterkin has gone 36-17-2 with a 2.58 GAA and a .913 save percentage while Jonathan Quick is 18-6-2 with a 2.62 GAA and a .911 save percentage between the pipes for the Rangers this season.

Why the New York Rangers will win

  • The Rangers have won each of their last seven games following a home loss.
  • The Panthers have lost four of their last five games as home favorites following a road win.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in each of the Rangers’ last 11 games at Amerant Bank Arena.
  • The Panthers have failed to cover the puck line in eight of their last nine games at Amerant Bank Arena following a road win.
  • The Rangers have won the third period in each of their last five road games following a loss.

Florida Panthers Player Stats

Sam Reinhart leads the Panthers in scoring with 94 points including a team-high 57 goals and 37 assists while Aleksander Barkov has 80 points with 23 goals and 57 assists. Carter Verhaeghe has 72 points with 34 goals and 38 assists while Matthew Tkachuk has 88 points with 62 assists of his own this season. Sergei Bobrovsky has posted a 36-17-4 mark with a 2.37 GAA and .915 save percentage in goal for Florida this season while Anthony Stolarz is 16-7-2 with a 2.03 GAA and a .925 save percentage this season.

Why the Florida Panthers will win

  • The Panthers have won eight of their last 10 night games at Amerant Bank Arena.
  • The Rangers have lost three of their last four night games against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • The Rangers have lost the first period in each of their last four road games following a home loss.

Florida Panthers vs NY Rangers Prediction

I’m on the under in this one. This once again feels like a first to 3 wins kind of game to me. Wouldn’t surprise me either if we needed overtime, and we’ve seen back-to-back 3-2 games, so the correct score of 3-2 on both sides would be worth a sprinkle as well. I do lean towards the Rangers as I feel this is a series meant for game seven, and I think it’s a low-scoring battle once again, the epitome of playoff hockey. Give me the under.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Under 5.5

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