In a matchup of two contenders in the Eastern Conference the Florida Panthers are hosting the New York Rangers in FLA Live Arena, Sunrise, FL, on December 29, 2021.
- Florida Panthers vs New York Rangers
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 29/12/2021
- Starting time – 7 PM ET
- Venue: FLA Live Arena, Sunrise, FL
Florida Panthers Stats & Form
The Florida Panthers have been struggling lately losing four of the last five games. They were on top of the Eastern Conference for the most of the season but with the recent form have dropped to third place in the Atlantic Division and sixth in the East with an 18-7-4 record.
The last two home losses are particularly worrying for coach Andrew Brunette. After falling 8-2 to the Ottawa Senators, most recently the Panther lost 4-1 against the Los Angeles Kings.
Matt Kiersted scored his first NHL goal and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 27 of 31 shots for the Panthers, who played with only 16 skaters, instead of the usual 18, because of a virus outbreak and injuries.
The Panthers are 13-4-3 against conference opponents. Florida ranks 13th in the league with 36.3 shots per game and is averaging 3.6 goals.
Jonathan Huberdeau leads the Panthers with 23 assists and has 33 points this season. Sam Reinhart has six goals over the last 10 games for Florida.
Florida Panthers News
Maxim Mamin, Markus Nutivaara, Carter Verhaeghe, Ryan Lomberg, Sam Bennett, Brandon Montour and Radko Gudas are all out for the Panthers.
New York Rangers Stats & Form
The New York Rangers are sitting third in the Metropolitan Division and fifth in the Eastern Conference with a 19-7-4 record.
After seven straight wins in late November and the beginning of December, the Rangers have lost four of the last six games.
In their last game on December 17, the Rangers lost 3-2 after shootout to the Las Vegas Knights. Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider each had a goal and assist in the second period for New York. Alexander Georgiev, making his sixth start in place of injured starting goalie Igor Shesterkin, stopped 28 shots.
The Rangers are 5-1-0 against opponents from the Metropolitan. New York averages 9.9 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the league. Jacob Trouba leads the team serving 42 total minutes.
Ryan Lindgren leads the Rangers with a plus-nine in 30 games this season. Panarin has four goals and eight assists over the last 10 games for New York.
New York Rangers News
Nils Lundkvist, Patrik Nemeth and Artemi Panarin will not suit up for the Rangers against the Panthers.
Florida Panthers vs New York Rangers Head-to-Head Stats
The Florida Panthers and the New York Rangers have split the last ten games and five of them have gone into overtime.
What has been in common for all ten games is that all of them have gone over 5.5 games.
Florida Panthers vs New York Rangers Betting Odds
The Florida Panthers are favorites to defeat New York with the odds at -106 for their win while the odds for the Rangers win are at 213.
The draw is set at 356.
The total goals margin is set at 6 with -143 for over and 115 for under.
Both teams have had good stretches during the season and also have been struggling lately. It will be tough matchup which seems pretty unpredictable when it comes to the winner but placing a bet on over 5.5 goals is a winning deal. Their last ten head-to-heads have gone over this margin.