New York Rangers vs. Florida Panthers: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 1, 2024

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Jun 1, 2024 12:17 PM
The Florida Panthers are one win away from their first Stanley Cup Final appearance in 26 years as they face the New York Rangers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at 8:00 PM at Amerant Bank Arena. The Panthers lead the series 3-2, while the Rangers are fighting to force a deciding Game 7. A win for Florida would secure their spot in the Stanley Cup Final, whereas a Rangers victory would set up a thrilling Game 7 showdown.
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Rangers vs Panthers statistics

Stat Rangers Panthers
Goals For per Game 3.39 3.23
Goals Against per Game 2.76 2.42
Shots per Game 31.5 33.7
Shots Against per Game 29.5 27.8
Power Play Goals 65 63
Power Play Goals Against 36 51
Short Handed Goals 8 8
Short Handed Goals Against 0 0
Penalty Minutes 763 1106
Power Play Percentage 26.4 23.5
Penalty Kill Percentage 84.5 82.5

Florida Panthers recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/30/24 @ New York Rangers W 3-2
5/28/24 vs New York Rangers W 3-2 OT
5/26/24 vs New York Rangers L 5-4 OT
5/24/24 @ New York Rangers L 2-1 OT
5/22/24 @ New York Rangers W 3-0

New York Rangers recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/30/24 vs Florida Panthers L 3-2
5/28/24 @ Florida Panthers L 3-2 OT
5/26/24 @ Florida Panthers W 5-4 OT
5/24/24 vs Florida Panthers W 2-1 OT
5/22/24 vs Florida Panthers L 3-0

Rangers vs Panthers predictions

As the New York Rangers gear up for a critical showdown, all eyes are on Artemi Panarin, their left wing virtuoso whose performance could very well be the linchpin for their success in this upcoming game. Despite the lighthearted jitters around his day-to-day injury status, Panarin, who racked up an impressive 120 points this season, seems poised to leave a significant mark. His knack for weaving through defenses with apparent ease and setting up crucial plays could be the x-factor the Rangers desperately need to push the series to a decisive Game 7.

On the flip side, the Florida Panthers boast their own set of aces, with Sam Reinhart and Matthew Tkachuk at the forefront. Reinhart, with a striking 57 goals this season, is the kind of player who doesn’t just look for opportunities—he creates them. And although Tkachuk's status is floating in uncertain waters with a day-to-day label, his 62 assists this season speak volumes of his vision and playmaking abilities. Assuming he hits the ice, Tkachuk will undoubtedly be a formidable force, meshing well with Reinhart to potentially overpower the Rangers' defense.

So, who takes it tonight? The Panthers, with their powerful offensive synergy and a potential home crowd advantage at the Amerant Bank Arena, seem to have the edge. Yet, the Rangers have a knack for resilience, often thriving under pressure when it counts the most. However, given the sheer momentum and the cohesive unit that the Panthers have been throughout this series, I have them pegged as the likely victors in what promises to be a thrilling Game 6.

Florida Panthers injuries

  • Sam Bennett (C): Day-To-Day
  • Ryan Lomberg (LW): Day-To-Day
  • Aaron Ekblad (D): Day-To-Day
  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson (D): Day-To-Day
  • Aleksander Barkov (C): Day-To-Day

New York Rangers injuries

  • Jimmy Vesey (LW): Out
  • Ryan Lindgren (D): Day-To-Day
  • Chris Kreider (LW): Day-To-Day
  • Filip Chytil (C): Day-To-Day
  • Blake Wheeler (RW): Injured Reserve

Rangers vs Panthers game info

Venue Amerant Bank Arena
Location Sunrise, FL
Puck drop Sat 8:00 PM

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