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Odds To Win The Stanley Cup – 2024 Frozen Four

The NHL’s Eastern and Western Conference finals are set, featuring familiar faces from recent seasons. The Florida Panthers and Dallas Stars made it last year, while the New York Rangers and Edmonton Oilers battled two seasons ago. Of these contenders, only the Panthers advanced to the 2023 Stanley Cup Final, where they fell to the Vegas Golden Knights. Click here to view the latest odds to win the 2024 Stanley Cup.

Kicking off the Eastern Conference final, the Rangers host the Panthers on Wednesday. This marks their first playoff clash since 1997, promising a showdown of epic proportions. Meanwhile, the Western Conference final starts Thursday, with the Stars hosting the Oilers. These teams have a storied playoff history, meeting six times between 1997 and 2003, with the Stars dominating the last five series.

Odds To Win The Stanley Cup - 2024 Frozen Four
Betting on the Stanley Cup? Check out the 2024 Frozen Four odds and see if the Oilers, Stars, Rangers, or Panthers have the best shot at victory.

 

Odds To Win The Stanley Cup

  • Florida Panthers +225
  • Dallas Stars +225
  • Edmonton Oilers +275
  • New York Rangers +360

 

Eastern Conference Finals

Let’s zoom in on the Eastern Conference Finals. The Panthers aim for their second Stanley Cup Final appearance in three seasons, while the Rangers seek their first since 2014. Interestingly, the Panthers have never won the Stanley Cup, and the Rangers haven’t lifted the trophy since 1994. This matchup pits the two Eastern Conference division winners against each other: the Rangers, who won the Presidents’ Trophy with 114 points and topped the Metropolitan Division, and the Panthers, who edged out the Bruins by a single point in the Atlantic Division with 110 points. To reach this stage, both teams overcame the second-place finishers in their respective divisions.

These teams are neck-and-neck in goals per game this postseason, with the Panthers ranking third at 3.55 GPG and the Rangers right behind them at 3.50 GPG. However, the slight edge goes to the Blueshirts for their consistency. New York has scored four or more goals in six of their eight playoff victories, whereas Florida has reached that mark four times.

A potential game-changer in this series could be Florida’s defense. The Panthers are allowing only 24.1 shots per game in the playoffs, the best among the final four teams. In contrast, the Rangers are surrendering 32.5 shots on net per game, the highest of the remaining teams in the conference final.

 

Western Conference Finals

Over in the Western Conference Finals, the Oilers face a quick turnaround with just one day of rest following their Game Seven thriller against Vancouver. The age-old “Rest vs. Rust” debate comes into play here, but the Stars could benefit greatly from their four-day break. After a grueling seven-game series against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Golden Knights, Dallas will hope that the challenge pays off. The Stars dismantled the formidable Colorado Avalanche, limiting them to just three goals in three games in Colorado. With goalie Jake Oettinger standing tall and showcasing impressive depth, Dallas looks formidable.

The Oilers, on the other hand, narrowly avoided an epic collapse in their Game Seven against Vancouver. Leading 3-0 in the third period, they saw their advantage nearly vanish as the Canucks scored twice in under four minutes. Edmonton’s offensive firepower is undeniable, making history with three players—Leon Draisaitl (24 points), Connor McDavid (21 points), and Evan Bouchard (20 points)—achieving 20+ points each through the first two rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. However, if any team can stifle this trio, it’s the Stars.

Dallas will lean heavily on their All-Star goaltender, Jake Oettinger, who boasts a .918 save percentage, a 2.09 goals-against average, and a +5.2 goals saved above expected. Their defensive prowess, led by Miro Heiskanen and Chris Tanev, balances skill and grit, evident throughout the playoffs. Among the remaining teams, the Stars have the best goals-against average, surrendering just 2.38 goals per game. They also excel in limiting high-danger chances at 5v5, with only 8.94 high-danger chances per 60 minutes.

As the finals unfold, these Stanley Cup odds promise thrilling NHL betting opportunities. With each team bringing unique strengths and storylines, fans and bettors alike are in for a spectacular showdown. Who will rise, and who will falter? Stay tuned as the journey to the Stanley Cup continues.

Remember, while betting can add excitement to the game, it’s crucial to bet responsibly. Set limits, stay informed, and never wager more than you can afford to lose. Enjoy the thrill, but keep it fun and safe.

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