Florida Panthers vs New York Rangers Prediction NHL Picks 5/30/24

New York Rangers (65-26-5) vs Florida Panthers (62-27-8)

Game Info: Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Rangers +105 / Florida Panthers -125 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Florida Panthers vs New York Rangers prediction for NHL game 5 on Thursday, May 30th at Madison Square Garden in New York. To formulate this prediction for game five in the series, we will examine:

  • The Panthers recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Rangers recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Florida
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving New York
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Florida and New York
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Florida and New York

Panthers Coming Off OT Win 

The Florida Panthers were able to pick up the overtime win in game four by a score of 3-2, which tied the series at two headed back to New York. Florida had lost games two and three in overtime, but they were able to get a power play goal in the game four overtime win. Florida recorded 40 shots on goal, had 43 hits, and went 2-4 on the power play in the game. The Panthers have controlled play for much of this series, but Shesterkin has been great for New York. Florida needs to continue playing their game and they will eventually have a breakout game. 

The Panthers defeated Tampa Bay in five games in the opening round and defeated Boston in six games in the second round. Florida is 5-2 on the road this postseason, so they will have plenty of confidence in this game. The Panthers are scoring 3.33 goals per game, while going 25% on the power play and 87.2% on the penalty kill. Matthew Tkachuk has led New York with five goals, 14 assists, and 56 shots on goal, while Barkov and Verhaeghe have added 17 points each. 

Rangers Try to Defend Home Ice 

The New York Rangers had the opportunity to go up 3-1 in the series with a game four win, but they came up just short in the overtime. New York escaped with two overtime wins in games two and three by scores of 2-1 and 5-4, but they took a penalty early in overtime which led to the game winning goal. New York recorded 23 shots on goal, had 47 hits, and went 1-3 on the power play in the game. The Rangers also blocked 28 shots. 

New York swept the Washington Capitals in the first round and defeated the Carolina Hurricanes in six games in the second round. The Rangers are scoring 3.14 goals per game, while going 26.1% on the power play and 83% on the penalty kill. Vincent Trocheck has led New York with eight goals, 11 assists, and 41 shots on goal, while Panarin and Zibanejad have added 14 points each. 

Starting Goalies

The projected starting goalie for New York is Igor Shesterkin, who is 10-4 this postseason with a 2.38 goals against average and a .925 save percentage. The projected starting goalie for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky, who is 10-5 this postseason with a 2.29 goals against average and a .904 save percentage. 

Why the New York Rangers will win

  • The Rangers have won 18 of their last 25 games as home underdogs.
  • The Panthers have lost two of their last three games as favorites.
  • The Rangers have covered the puck line in 13 of their last 14 games as underdogs after coming off overtime.
  • The Panthers have failed to cover the puck line in six of their last seven games.

Total Goals Facts

  • Each of the Panthers' last six night games have gone UNDER the total goals line.
  • Ten of the last 12 games between the Panthers and Rangers at Madison Square Garden have gone OVER the total goals line.
  • Seven of the last eight Thursday night games at Madison Square Garden have gone UNDER the total goals line.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in seven of the Rangers' last eight home games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in five of the Panthers' last seven games as road favorites against the Rangers.

New York Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Vincent Trocheck has scored a goal in three of the Rangers' last four night playoff games.
  • Adam Fox has recorded at least one assist in each of the Rangers' last seven Thursday night games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Mika Zibanejad has recorded at least one point in each of the Rangers' last seven Thursday games against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Alexander Wennberg has scored two goals against the Panthers this season - equal-most against any opponent.

Florida Panthers Player Prop Facts

  • Carter Verhaeghe has scored a goal in each of the Panthers' last four road games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Matthew Tkachuk has recorded at least one assist in four of the Panthers' last five playoff games.
  • Carter Verhaeghe has recorded at least one point in each of the Panthers' last eight games as favorites against the Rangers.
  • Gustav Forsling ranks 1st in the league for Plus/Minus (+56) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The New York Rangers are one of five teams to rank in the top 10 for both goals scored and goals conceded per game this season.
  • The New York Rangers rank 7th in the league for goals per game this season (3.39).
  • The Florida Panthers rank 8th in the league in power play percentage this season (23.51%).
  • The Florida Panthers rank 1st in the league in penalty minutes this season (1116).

Florida Panthers vs New York Rangers Prediction 

New York comes into this game with the home ice advantage, and they should probably avoid going back to Florida down 3-2 in the series, but the Panthers have been very good on the road. Florida has been the better team so far in this series, and they have carried the pace of play, but Shesterkin has really kept the Rangers in it. New York will definitely feed off of the home crowd, but they need their special teams to be much better than it has been. This has been a very competitive series, with the last three games going to overtime, but I can’t pass up Shesterkin and the Rangers at home at this price. My Florida Panthers vs New York Rangers prediction is for New York to pick up the win. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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