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The Florida Panthers and the New York Rangers meet for a crucial Game 2 tonight at the Garden. Can the Rangers even up the series or will the Panthers take a commanding 2-0 lead before heading down south? Matt McCuen provides his Florida Panthers vs. New York Rangers Game 2 prediction.

Florida Panthers vs. New York Rangers Prediction, Pick Against the Spread, and Latest Odds for Game 2

The Florida Panthers and the New York Rangers will meet on Friday night for a crucial second game of the Eastern Conference Finals.

New York desperately needs to find a way to win tonight.

Game 1 was all Panthers, as they dominated on the defensive end of the ice.

The Panthers' defense held the Rangers scoreless for the first time postseason.

In the third period, Florida held a 1-0 lead most of the way and found a way to double their lead on a self-goal from the Rangers.

Panthers vs. Rangers Game 2 DATE, TIME, AND WHERE TO WATCH

  • Date: May 24, 2024
  • Start Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Where to Watch: ESPN, ESPN+

Panthers vs. Rangers Game 2 Odds

  • Spread: Panthers -1 (+150), Rangers +1 (-204)
  • Total Odds: O 6 (+138), U 6 (-167)
  • Moneyline Odds: Panthers (-110), Rangers (-108)

Florida Panthers vs. New York Rangers Game 2 Prediction

The Panthers entered the series as the favorites, and if they can win tonight, they will feel great about their chances of winning a second consecutive Eastern Conference Championship.

The line has been bouncing all day.

As it stands, the Panthers are a slight -112 favorite.

Matthew Tkachuk opened the scoring in the series in Game 1. Tkachuk leads the team with 16 playoff points.

Aleksander Barkov has added five goals and eight playoff assists.

Carter Verhaeghe has added seven goals and six assists in the postseason.

Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky has a GA/G of 2.18 this season.

Vincent Trocheck leads the Rangers with 14 playoff points.

Left winger Chris Kreider leads the squad with seven playoff goals.

Artemi Panarin has added four goals and seven assists.

Igor Shesterkin has a GA/G of 2.37 this postseason.

Florida Panthers vs. New York Rangers Game 2 Pick

I love the line that we are getting on the Rangers tonight.

New York could not have played a worse offensive game in Game 1 and hung in the game till late in the third period.

Tonight is a must-win game for New York, one of hockey's best home teams.

The Rangers will grind out a low-scoring win tonight.

Pick: New York Rangers ML -108 Click here to see which sportsbook has the best odds


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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.


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