2024 NHL playoffs: Rangers-Panthers Game 3 betting tips

Messier applauds Shesterkin's composure in net (1:04)

Mark Messier joins SVP to discuss what makes Igor Shesterkin special and applauds the play of both goalies in the Rangers' Game 2 overtime victory. (1:04)

After succumbing 3-0 to the Florida Panthers in Game 1, the New York Rangers rallied to tie their Eastern Conference finals series at a game a piece with an entertaining 2-1 overtime victory at MSG on Friday. Now the series, a defensive battle highlighted by high-quality goaltending, heads to Sunrise for a little matinee action.

Take note, both clubs have combined for three conventional even-strength goals, one power-play tally, an unfortunate bounce off Alexis Lafreniere into his own cage, and an empty-netter through 134 minutes of competition. Don't be too surprised if we're treated to another stingy affair, supported by two of the league's best netminders, playing their finest when it matters most.

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New York Rangers at Florida Panthers

Amerant Bank Arena, Sunrise, Florida; Sunday, 3 p.m. ET Watch live

  • Game 3 Puck line: Rangers +1.5 (-215)

  • Game 3 Over/Under: Over/Under: 5.5 (+115/-135)

  • Game 3 Moneyline: Rangers (+135); Panthers (-160)

Game props

Both teams to score "No" (+500)

Sergei Bobrovsky pitched a 24-save shutout in Game 1. Igor Shesterkin fell one Carter Verhaeghe power-play goal short of posting a clean sheet in Game 2. It's hardly outrageous to suggest that one of these two elite netminders might blank the opposition in what has been a tight, defensive series thus far.

Igor Shesterkin and Sergei Bobrovsky each to record over 28.5 saves (+700)

If you feel there's a reasonable chance of Game 3 reaching overtime again, this number should boast significant appeal -- or if you believe both sides are inclined to open matters up a bit and fire more shots on goal. While the Rangers averaged 31.5 shots per game this regular season, Florida nearly led the league with 33.7.

Filip Chytil over 0.5 assists (+300)

Despite failing to register a point, Chytil flourished in replacing Jack Roslovic on the Rangers' top line with Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad on Friday. If the 24-year-old is again as effective in creating quality scoring chances, either Kreider or Zibanejad -- or a member of the Rangers' second power play unit -- could find themselves in position to fire one past Bobrovsky.