Rangers vs. Panthers Prediction & Picks: Line, Spread, Over/Under – Stanley Cup Semifinals Game 2

Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals at Madison Square Garden showcases the New York Rangers and the Florida Panthers squaring off at 8:00 PM on Friday, May 24 ET, broadcast on ESPN, ESPN+, SportsNet, CBC, and TVAS. The Panthers are up 1-0. The Panthers have -110 odds on the moneyline against the favorite Rangers (-110).

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Here is our prediction for who will claim the win in this Stanley Cup Semifinals contest.

Rangers vs. Panthers Predictions for Friday

Our computer projection model for this matchup calls for a final score of Rangers 4, Panthers 3.

  • Moneyline Pick: Rangers (-110)
  • Total Pick: Over 5.5 (computer predicts 5.9 goals on average)
  • Spread Pick: Panthers (+1.5)

Rangers Splits and Trends

  • The Rangers are 14-4-18 in overtime contests on their way to a 55-23-4 overall record.
  • New York has 47 points (23-5-1) in the 29 games it has played that were decided by one goal.
  • Looking at the nine times this season the Rangers ended a game with just one goal, they have a 2-7-0 record, good for four points.
  • New York has finished 9-9-1 in the 19 games this season when it scored exactly two goals (registering 19 points).
  • The Rangers have scored three or more goals in 63 games (52-8-3, 107 points).
  • In the 38 games when New York has recorded a lone power-play goal, it went 26-12-0 to register 52 points.
  • In the 53 games this season in which it has outshot its opponent, New York is 36-14-3 (75 points).
  • The Rangers have been outshot by opponents 38 times, and went 26-11-1 (53 points).

Panthers Splits and Trends

  • The Panthers have a 52-24-6 record this season and are 11-6-17 in games that have gone to overtime.
  • In the 32 games Florida has played that were decided by one goal, it racked up 44 points.
  • This season the Panthers registered just one goal in 10 games and they finished 0-9-1 in those matchups.
  • Florida has 15 points (6-2-3) when scoring a pair of goals this season.
  • The Panthers have scored three or more goals in 66 games, earning 112 points from those contests.
  • This season, Florida has recorded a lone power-play goal in 35 games has a record of 29-6-0 in those matchups.
  • When it outshoots its opponent this season, Florida has posted a record of 47-21-5 (99 points).
  • The Panthers’ opponents have had more shots in 16 games. The Panthers finished 10-5-1 in those contests (21 points).

Team Stats Comparison

Rangers Rank Rangers AVG Panthers AVG Panthers Rank
7th 3.39 Goals Scored 3.23 11th
7th 2.76 Goals Allowed 2.41 1st
12th 31.5 Shots 33.7 2nd
10th 29.5 Shots Allowed 27.8 3rd
3rd 26.42% Power Play % 23.51% 8th
3rd 84.48% Penalty Kill % 82.47% 6th

Rangers vs. Panthers Game Time and TV Channel

  • When: Friday, May 24, 2024 at 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN, ESPN+, SportsNet, CBC, and TVAS
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • Where: Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York

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