Rangers vs. Panthers Game 3 Prediction, Stanley Cup Playoff Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated May 26, 2024

The Eastern Conference Finals are tied 1-1 as the series shifts to South Florida on Sunday when the Rangers and Panthers meet for Game 3.

NY Rangers
55-23-1-3
AT
May 26, 2024, 3:00 PM ET
BB&T Center
Florida
52-24-4-2
Puckline +1.5 -190
Moneyline +130
Over / Under o +5.5

39%

Betting Action

61%

Puckline -1.5 +155
Moneyline -155
Over / Under u +5.5

39%

Betting Action

61%

The Florida Panthers are priced as -155 favourites on the NHL odds against the New York Rangers.

Rangers vs. Panthers NHL Betting Odds

Florida was 3-0 at home in Round 1 of this postseason against Tampa Bay and 1-2 in the East semifinals vs. Boston. The Rangers won both their road games at Washington in the first round and were 2-1 in the last against Carolina. 

With New York tying this series thanks to a 2-1 overtime win in Game 2 on Friday, the Panthers are now -155 on the series line (were -300) and the Rangers +130 (were +240). The favoured exact result is Florida in six at +300. That it ends in six and seven games are both +155 leaders. If you bet on an OT game in the series you obviously cashed that Friday. That there are two of then total is a +130 favourite with no more at +165. 

I’ve never seen overtime specials previously and there are many options to wager. For example, the overall favourite is both New York’s Artemi Panarin and Florida’s Matthew Tkachuk to score at least one overtime goal in the series each at +1100. That the series ends in Game 7 overtime, which would be awesome, is +1300. On the number of shutouts props (there was one in Game 1), one game is a -250 leader.

New York Rangers

We projected a 3-2 Rangers win in Game 2 on Friday, and they prevailed 2-1 in overtime with Barclay Goodrow’s fourth goal of these playoffs at 14:01 of OT the winner. Vincent Trocheck (seventh of playoffs) had the regulation goal at 4:12 of the first. Adam Fox assisted on that goal, his 31st career playoff assist. That tied Ryan McDonagh for the fourth most in franchise history among defencemen. Brian Leetch holds the mark with 61. Trocheck assisted on the Goodrow goal, his seventh multi-point game of the postseason, tied with Mika Zibanejad (2022) for the second-most multi-point outings in a playoff year in Rangers history. Leetch holds that mark of nine in 1994. New York is now 5-1 when scoring first in this postseason. Winger Jimmy Vesey left in the second period of Game 2 with an injury. He is on the trip but will not play today and is considered week-to-week. Vesey has a goal and two assists in these playoffs. 

Florida Panthers

Before the Game 2 loss, Florida had won an incredible 11 straight playoff games that got to overtime dating to the 2021 first round. That was the second-longest streak in history behind a 14-game stretch by Montreal from 1993-1998. Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky had a personal 12-game unbeaten streak in playoff games that required OT dating to his days with Columbus. That will remain tied with Patrick Roy (1993-1996) for the longest run in Stanley Cup playoff history. Carter Verhaeghe had the lone Florida goal on the power play late in the first. He leads the club with eight in the playoffs and is the +140 favourite to be the series’ top goalscorer. It was Verhaeghe’s fourth career power-play goal in playoffs, one shy of the team record held by Sam Reinhart.

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