New York Rangers vs. Florida Panthers: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 28, 2024

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May 28, 2024 9:10 AM
The Florida Panthers, down 2-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals, face the New York Rangers on Tuesday, May 28 at 8:00 PM at the Amerant Bank Arena. Despite trailing in the series, the Panthers remain optimistic, and a win in Game 4 could shift momentum in their favor. As the Panthers take to the ice, they'll need a strong performance to even the series and keep their playoff hopes alive.
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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
5/26/24 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
5/17/24 @ Boston Bruins W 2-1
5/14/24 vs Boston Bruins L 2-1

New York Rangers recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
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
5/16/24 @ Carolina Hurricanes W 5-3
5/13/24 vs Carolina Hurricanes L 4-1

Rangers vs Panthers predictions

As the Rangers look to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the series, I think Artemi Panarin will be the key to unlocking the Panthers' defense. With 49 goals and 71 assists on the season, Panarin has proven himself to be a threat from anywhere on the ice. Despite being listed as day-to-day with an injury, I expect Panarin to play through the pain and notch at least a goal and an assist in Game 4. His speed and agility will be difficult for the Panthers to keep up with, and I wouldn't be surprised to see him make some magic happen on the power play as well.

On the other side, the Panthers will be relying heavily on their star players to even the series. Sam Reinhart, with his 57 goals on the season, will be looking to capitalize on any mistakes the Rangers' defense makes. I think he'll be able to find the back of the net at least once in Game 4, especially if the Panthers can get some quality chances on the power play. Meanwhile, Matthew Tkachuk will be a force to be reckoned with, using his speed and physicality to create turnovers and generate scoring chances. If he can stay out of the penalty box, Tkachuk could be in for a big game.

When it's all said and done, I think the Panthers will come out on top in Game 4. Despite being down 2-1 in the series, the Panthers have shown resilience and determination in the face of adversity. I think they'll be able to feed off the energy of their home crowd at Amerant Bank Arena and take advantage of the Rangers' weaknesses on defense. The current odds may favor the Panthers, but I think they'll prove worthy of that distinction with a hard-fought 4-2 win.

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 Tue 8:00 PM

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