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Live Updates: Florida Panthers vs. New York Rangers, Game 1


It’s a matchup between division champions for a spot in the Stanley Cup Finals.

The Atlantic-winning Florida Panthers vs. the Metropolitan-winning New York Rangers.

Game 1 is at 8:00 PM from Madison Square Garden and the game will be broadcast on ESPN.

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The Panthers got here by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning in five games and the Boston Bruins in six. The Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals and defeated the Carolina Hurricanes in six.

Follow the entire game for score updates, thoughts, commentary and analysis.

Series schedule

Game 1: This evening

Game 2: Friday, New York’s Madison Square Garden, 8 p.m., ESPN, ESPN+

Game 3: Sunday, May 26, Sunrise’s Amerant Bank Arena, 3 p.m., ABC, ESPN+

Game 4: Tuesday, Sunrise’s Amerant Bank Arena, 8 p.m., ESPN, ESPN+

Game 5 (if necessary): Thursday, May 30, New York’s Madison Square Garden, 8 p.m., ESPN, ESPN+

Game 6 (if necessary): Saturday, June 1, Sunrise’s Amerant Bank Arena, 8 p.m., ABC, ESPN+

Game 7 (if necessary): Monday, June 3, New York’s Madison Square Garden, 8 p.m., ESPN, ESPN+

Read before the game

Need to catch up before Game 1? Here are highlights of the Miami Herald’s reporting from the past few days.

Matthew Tkachuk hasn’t had the loud playoff moments he had last year, but he’s still producing

Another big goaltending battle is on the horizon. This time it’s Sergei Bobrovsky versus Igor Shesterkin

Bill Zito embodies the “no ego” mentality of the team he built

Aleksander Barkov plays as top player Aleksander Barkov in the play-offs

At just 22 years old, Anton Lundell thrives in the big play-off moments

Gustav Forsling’s exploits have finally put him firmly in the spotlight

After two tough years, Oliver Ekman-Larsson is cherishing being part of a play-off run

Three keys to series success for the Panthers

How the Panthers stay calm during the tense moments of the playoffs

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Jordan McPherson covers the Miami Marlins and high school sports for the Miami Herald. He attended the University of Florida and followed the Gators’ athletics program for five years before joining the Herald staff in December 2017.