Panthers vs Rangers Game 4 Prediction NHL East Final 5/28

Panthers vs Rangers Game 4 Prediction NHL East Final 5/28

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Preview: Florida Panthers vs. New York Rangers - Game 4

The Eastern Conference Final continues on May 28, 2024, as the Florida Panthers host the New York Rangers for Game 4 at Amerant Bank Arena. The Rangers lead the series 2-1 after three thrilling games. This article provides an in-depth preview of the matchup, including team statistics, key players, and factors that could determine the outcome of the game.

 

New York Rangers

Preview

The New York Rangers, with a record of 55-23-4 and an away record of 25-12-4, aim to extend their series lead on the road. The Rangers' solid defense and goaltending, coupled with their offensive depth, will be critical.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
I. Shesterkin 36 17 2 4 2.58 .913
J. Quick 18 6 2 2 2.62 .911
L. Domingue 1 0 0 0 1.00 .962

Scoring Leaders

Artemi Panarin leads the Rangers with 120 points, including 49 goals and 71 assists.

Injury Report

  • Jimmy Vesey (LW) - OUT (Estimated return: June 1)
  • Ryan Lindgren (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 27)
  • Chris Kreider (LW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 27)
  • Filip Chytil (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 27)
  • Blake Wheeler (RW) - Injured Reserve (Estimated return: May 27)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.39
GA/G 2.76
SF/G 31.5
SA/G 29.5
PIM 763
PPG 65
PP% 26.4%
PPGA 36
PK% 84.5%
SHG 8
SHGA 0

Recent Performances

The Rangers have won three of their last five games, including two overtime victories against the Panthers in this series.

Florida Panthers

Preview

The Florida Panthers, with a record of 52-24-6 and a strong home record of 26-13-2, look to even the series on home ice. The Panthers' potent offense, led by Sam Reinhart, will be crucial.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
S. Bobrovsky 36 17 4 6 2.37 .915
A. Stolarz 16 7 2 2 2.03 .925
M. Hellberg 1 0 0 0 2.50 .922

Scoring Leaders

Sam Reinhart leads the Panthers with 94 points, including 57 goals and 37 assists.

Injury Report

  • Sam Bennett (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 27)
  • Ryan Lomberg (LW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 27)
  • Aaron Ekblad (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 27)
  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 27)
  • Aleksander Barkov (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: May 27)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.23
GA/G 2.42
SF/G 33.7
SA/G 27.8
PIM 1106
PPG 63
PP% 23.5%
PPGA 51
PK% 82.5%
SHG 8
SHGA 0

Recent Performances

The Panthers have won two of their last five games, with a strong 3-0 victory in Game 1 of the series.

Prediction

The Florida Panthers are the pick to win Game 4 due to several key factors. Firstly, the Panthers' home-ice advantage at Amerant Bank Arena provides a significant boost, as demonstrated by their strong home record. Secondly, the Panthers' offense, led by Sam Reinhart and supported by key players like Matthew Tkachuk, is highly potent and capable of breaking through the Rangers' defense. Thirdly, goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky has been in excellent form, providing stability and confidence at the back. Lastly, the Panthers' ability to generate high shot volumes and control the pace of the game will be crucial in outlasting the Rangers. Expect the Panthers to capitalize on their opportunities and even the series.

Pick: Florida Panthers to win

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