Florida Panthers at New York Rangers Game 1 Prediction – 5/22/2024

Florida Panthers

Florida Panthers

May 22, 2024

New York Rangers

New York Rangers
  • Overview
  • Consensus
  • Stats
  • Odds
  • Trends

In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Florida Panthers and the New York Rangers on May 22, 2024, the Panthers are the slight favorites with -115 odds, while the Rangers sit at -105 according to DraftKings Sportsbook. Early betting trends show 35% of moneyline bets on the Panthers and 65% on the Rangers. The total set at 5.5 goals has seen 15% of bets on the under and 85% on the over. It's expected to be a closely contested game with both teams looking to secure a crucial win to set the tone in this series.

Going into Panthers vs Rangers Game 1, the Panthers hold an advantage in the season series against the Rangers. Florida won two of the three games contested by these teams this season, winning the first two before the Rangers won the third in a shootout. Of course, there are no shootouts to lean on late in games in the postseason, as the Rangers will have to score enough goals from open play to win over the Panthers for the first time this year.

Of course, both teams come into the Eastern Conference Final playing well, as Florida has gone 8-3 so far in the playoffs. They beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in five games in the first round before taking down the Boston Bruins in six games. Meanwhile, the Rangers swept the Washington Capitals to start their postseason, before taking the Carolina Hurricanes out in a six-game series.

As for our best bet in this game, we will take the Rangers as the slightest of underdogs to get the job done in this series opening contest. New York has lost just once at home in this postseason and they should be able to continue their run of dominance at Madison Square Garden behind the play of goaltender Igor Shesterkin, who has been incredible in net for the Rangers in a postseason in which New York has gone an impressive 8-2 through the first two rounds.

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Consensus

Moneyline Pick Consensus

-119
33% FLA
-104
67% NYR

Total Pick Consensus

5.5/-108
14% UN
5.5/-112
86% OV

Puckline Pick Consensus

-1.5/+225
11% FLA
+1.5/-278
89% NYR

Stats

  • Team Stats
  • Team Records
  • Goalies
  • Recent Starts
FLA
Team Stats
NYR
265
Goals For
278
198
Goals Agst
226
3.27
PP For GM
3
.77
PP Goals GM
.79
23.51
PP%
26.42
3.55
PP Agst GM
2.83
.62
PP Agst Goals GM
.44
82.47
PK%
84.48
13.6
PIM GM
9.4
13.5
oPIM GM
10.4
FLA
Team Records
NYR
52-24-6
Overall
55-23-4
3-2
Shootout
4-3
7-4
Overtime
8-1
26-13-2
Home
30-11-0
26-11-4
Road
25-12-4
33-12-5
EAS
34-14-2
19-12-1
WES
21-9-2
17-5-4
ATL
16-6-2
16-7-1
MET
18-8-0
9-7-0
CEN
11-4-1
10-5-1
PAC
10-5-1
19-7-6
≤1
23-4-4
22-8-0
≥3
24-14-0
4-3-1
Oct
7-2-0
10-4-1
Nov
9-2-1
8-5-0
Dec
9-5-0
9-2-2
Jan
5-7-2
9-2-0
Feb
10-1-0
7-6-1
Mar
10-3-1
5-2-1
Apr
5-3-0
S. Bobrovsky
I. Shesterkin
58
GP
55
58
GS
55
36-17-4
W-L-T/O
36-17-2
135
Goals Allowed
141
2.37
GAA
2.58
1584
Shots Against
1606
.915
SV%
.912
6
SO
4
37
Quality Starts
32
.638
QS%
.582
7
Bad Starts
10
88
Goals All.%
91
18.11
Goals Sv Above Avg
14.24

S. Bobrovsky

Date
Opp
W/L
GA
SA
SV
SV%
5/3/22 WAS
Vanecek N/A
L2-4 N/A
3
37
34
.919
4/26/22 BOS
Ullmark N/A
L2-4 N/A
3
37
34
.919
4/24/22 TB
Vasilevskiy N/A
L4-8 N/A
5
17
12
.706
4/23/22 TOR
Campbell N/A
W3-2 N/A
2
36
34
.944
4/21/22 DET
Nedeljkovic N/A
W5-2 N/A
2
30
28
.933

I. Shesterkin

Date
Opp
W/L
GA
SA
SV
SV%
5/3/22 PIT
Domingue N/A
L3-4 N/A
4
83
79
.952
4/26/22 CAR
Kochetkov N/A
L3-4 N/A
4
36
32
.889
4/23/22 BOS
Ullmark N/A
L1-3 N/A
3
35
32
.914
4/19/22 WPG
Comrie N/A
W3-0 N/A
0
31
31
1.000
4/16/22 DET
Greiss N/A
W4-0 N/A
0
20
20
1.000

Odds

  • MoneyLine
  • PuckLine
  • Over/Under
Open
Current
Book
FLA NYR
FLA NYR
Consensus
-109
-113
-119
-104
-110
-110
-118
-102
-104
-115
-118
-102
-109
-112
-120
-103
-110
-110
-115
-105
-110
-110
-115
-105
Open
Current
Book
FLA NYR
FLA NYR
Consensus
+1.5 (213)
-1.5 (+220)
-1.5 (+213)
+1.5 (-270)
+1.5 (225)
-1.5 (+220)
-1.5 (+225)
+1.5 (-278)
+1.5 (215)
-1.5 (+220)
-1.5 (+215)
+1.5 (-265)
+1.5 (205)
-1.5 (+220)
-1.5 (+205)
+1.5 (-265)
+1.5 (222)
-1.5 (+222)
-1.5 (+222)
+1.5 (-278)
+1.5 (220)
-1.5 (+220)
-1.5 (+220)
+1.5 (-275)
Open
Current
Book
Over Under
Over Under
Consensus
5.5 (-102)
5.5 (-120)
5.5 (-111)
5.5 (-110)
5.5 (+100)
5.5 (-120)
5.5 (-112)
5.5 (-108)
5.5 (-105)
5.5 (-115)
5.5 (-110)
5.5 (-110)
5.5 (-103)
5.5 (-120)
5.5 (-110)
5.5 (-110)
5.5 (+100)
5.5 (-120)
5.5 (-110)
5.5 (-110)
5.5 (+100)
5.5 (-120)
5.5 (-115)
5.5 (-105)