The Carolina Hurricanes had a great season so far but, in order to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, will have to win at home once again when they host the New York Rangers in PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on May 30, 2022.
- Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Rangers
- NHL – Eastern Conference Playoffs, Round 2, Game 7
- Date – 30/5/2022
- Starting time – 7 PM ET
- Venue: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
Carolina Hurricanes Stats & Form
The Carolina Hurricanes are the best defensive team this season in the NHL but they will have to prove that once again when they host the New York Rangers tonight in the decisive game of the second round series.
The Hurricanes managed to protect the home ice during the series and will have to do that tonight in order to make a step further in the Playoffs.
Carolina is 54-20-8 overall with a 13-8-1 record in Metropolitan Division games. The Hurricanes have a +77 scoring differential, with 277 total goals scored and 200 given up.
Andrei Svechnikov has scored 30 goals with 39 assists for the Hurricanes. Sebastian Aho has four goals and four assists over the last 10 games.
The Hurricanes are 5-5-0 in the last 10 games, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.2 assists, 4.9 penalties and 11.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game.
Carolina Hurricanes News
Jordan Martinook, Jake Gardiner and Frederik Andersen will not play for Carolina tonight.
New York Rangers Stats & Form
No one saw the New York Rangers making the playoffs this season, but here they are, one game away from advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals.
First, they came back from 3-1 down in the series against the Pittsburgh Penguins and they managed to come back from 2-0 and 3-2 down in the series against the Hurricanes.
New York is 52-24-6 overall with a 14-8-1 record in Metropolitan Division games. The Rangers have allowed 204 goals while scoring 250 for a +46 scoring differential.
Artemi Panarin has 22 goals and 74 assists for the Rangers. Chris Kreider has scored five goals with one assist over the past 10 games.
The Rangers are 7-2-1 in the last 10 games, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.6 assists, 3.7 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.
New York Rangers News
Barclay Goodrow and Samuel Blais will not play for the Rangers.
Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Rangers Head-to-Head Stats
Carolina has won 6 of the last 10 games against the Rangers.
Four of the last games between these two have ended under 5.5 goals.
Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Rangers Betting Odds
The Carolina Hurricanes are slight favourites coming into this game with 111 odds to win while the Bruins are at 196 and 314 odds are set for a draw.
The total goals margin is set at 5.5 with -156 for over and 126 for under.
The New York Rangers were able to force their second Game 7 of the Stanley Cup playoffs in Game 6 on Saturday night. Now they will be looking to grab another one here in Game 7 to continue their magical season that nobody expected them to have. As they weren’t even predicted to be a Stanley Cup playoff team before the 2021-22 NHL season started.
They will have to play in front of a hostile crowd in Carolina and earn a win if they want to play in the Eastern Conference Finals against the two time defending Stanley Cup champions Tampa Bay Lightning. The Carolina Hurricanes are the team that control’s home ice advantage throughout the remainder of the Eastern Conference second round and the Eastern Conference Finals.
They will need to use the advantage to their advantage in this one if they want to get the win here in Game 7 over the New York Rangers. They are undefeated at home so far during the first two rounds of these playoffs. They are a perfect 7-0 and will win the game tonight.