Carolina Hurricanes Vs. New York Rangers (5/28/22) Betting Odds, Prediction, Line Combination, Starting Goalies

Playing at home, the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers, 3-1 on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in their second round series.  Antti Raanta made 16 saves for Carolina while Vincent Trocheck and Andrei Svechnikov each scored goal for the victorious home club.  In their seven home playoff games, which they are 7-0, the Hurricanes have outscored the Bruins and Rangers 25-8.

Carolina is +475 to capture the 2021-22 Stanley Cup; they beat the Edmonton Oilers in the 2005-06 Stanley Cup Final to win their only championship in franchise history.  New York is +2800 to win the 2021-22 Stanley Cup; the Rangers last hoisted the Stanley Cup in 1993-94.  Their last time playing in the Stanley Cup Final was 2013-14, losing to the Los Angeles Kings. 

Carolina Hurricanes Vs. New York Rangers Betting Odds

Carolina is -425 to beat New York in the second round and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.  The Hurricanes are 18-6 in their last 24 Conference Semifinals games.  Carolina is 0-5 in their last five road games.  Under is 5-0 in the Hurricanes last five Conference Semifinals games.  The home team is 5-0 in the last five meetings between Carolina and New York.  The Rangers, playing in the second round for the first time since 2017, are +320 to win the second round series vs. the Hurricanes.  Under is 39-18-1 in New York’s last 58 after scoring two goals or less in their previous game.  The Rangers are 2-5 in their last seven Conference Semifinals games.  Under is 22-8-9 in New York’s last 39 Conference Semifinals games.

Carolina Hurricanes Analysis

Teuvo Teravainen, a Stanley Cup champion with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2014-15, had 65 points (22 goals and 42 assists) during the 2021-22 regular season.  He scored a goal in the Hurricanes victory on Thursday.  Carolina’s number 86 leads the team in playoff scoring this season with 11 points (four goals and seven assists).  Teravainen is +4500 to win the Conn Smythe Trophy this season.  Sebastian Aho led the team in scoring with 81 points (37 goals and 44 assists).  He was a +18, leading the club in power play goals with 13 and game winning goals with nine.  Aho, is the Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers all-time playoff scoring leader with 44 points, passing Eric Staal. His 26 playoff assists are also first, one ahead of Ron Francis.  Through 12 postseason games this year, he has nine points (four goals and five assists).  The 24-year-old is +2000 to win the 2021-22 Conn Smythe Trophy.  Center Vincent Trocheck had 51 points during the regular season and was +21.  He’s a +7 in the playoffs while averaging 18:34 of ice time per game.  Trocheck has eight points in 12 postseason contests in 2021-22.

Anthony DeAngelo is tied for second on the team in postseason scoring with nine points (one goal and eight assists).  He’s a +3 in 12 playoff games this season while averaging 21:25 of ice time per contest.  Jacob Slavin has six assists during the Hurricanes playoff run this season: eight points overall.  Additionally, he’s a +9 in the postseason averaging 23:29 of ice time per game.  He’s +5000 to win the 2021-22 Conn Smythe Trophy. 

Frederik Andersen, the Hurricanes number one goalie has yet to play in the playoffs due to injury; his return is unknown.  Antti Raanta has a save percentage of .931 (271 saves on 291 shot attempts) with a 1.99 GAA (third in the league) in 11 games this postseason.  Raanta is +2000 to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP

New York Rangers Analysis

Mika Zibanejad finished the season as the Rangers second leading scorer with 81 points (29 goals and 52 assists) and led New York in plus/minus at +30.  He scored New York’s lone goal in the loss on Thursday. Zibanejad leads the team in postseason scoring with 15 points; he’s on a four-game point streak (three goals, one assist) and three-game goal streak.  Chris Kreider scored 52 goals this year, third in the NHL.  New York’s number 20 led the NHL in power play goals with 26.  He’s scored six goals during the playoffs and has eight points overall in the postseason.  Kreider is tied with Mark Messier for the second most playoff goals in Rangers’ history with 29 per  Artemi Panarin, New York’s leading scorer in the regular season with 96 points; has nine points (three goals and six assists) during the postseason. 

Adam Fox continues to be a dominant force for the Rangers on the blueline.  The 23-year-old is New York’s second leading scorer in the playoffs with 14 points (four goals and 10 assists).  He’s the first Rangers defenseman with 10 playoff assists in a season since Ryan McDonagh had 13 in 2014.  Fox is +2 in the postseason while averaging 27:14 of ice time per contest. 

Igor Shesterkin was 36-13-4 with a .935 save percentage (first in the league) and a 2.07 GAA (first in the NHL) in the 2021-22 regular season.  He made 31 saves in the Game Five loss to Carolina.  Through 12 playoff games this year, the Rangers star goalie has a .924 save percentage and a 2.80 GAA.  Shesterkin is +3500 to win the Conn Smythe Trophy this season.

Carolina Hurricanes Vs. New York Rangers Picks & Prediction

The Hurricanes have been outscored 21-8 on the road in the 2021-22 NHL playoffs.  Under is 6-0 in Carolina’s last six overall.  The Hurricanes are 7-3 in their last 10 when their opponent scores two goals or less in their previous game.  The Rangers have scored nine goals in the second round series against the Hurricanes: averaging 1.8 goals per game.  Under is 5-0 in New York’s last five overall.  The Rangers are 12-4 in their last 16 Saturday games.

New York plays better at home in front of the raucous Madison Square Garden crowd, while Carolina has not won a road game this postseason.  I don’t see that trend changing in the sixth game of this exciting second round series.  The Rangers will win this game 4-2, covering the 1.5 goal spread in favor of New York as the clubs combine for under 5.5 goals.  The teams will go back to Carolina, tied 3-3 for a deciding seventh game.

Carolina Hurricanes Vs. New York Rangers Starting Goalies & Line Combination

Scott is graduate of Hofstra University and has worked in the sports media for over 20 years as a Producer and Writer. His dream is to see the New York Jets one day hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy. He lives outside of Chicago with his wife and two children.

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