Both the New York Rangers and the Carolina Hurricanes are among the top 4 teams in the Eastern Conference and are getting ready for the playoffs hoping for a deep run. Anyway, their tonight’s matchup may have an impact on the final standings which guarantees a fun game when these two meet in Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY on April 26, 2022.
- New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 26/4/2022
- Starting time – 7 PM ET
- Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
New York Rangers Stats & Form
The New York Rangers are having a very good season as they are fourth in the Eastern Conference with a 51-22-6 record.
They are coming off a 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins that put an end to the Rangers’ four-game winning streak.
The Rangers are 15-8-1 in division matchups. New York is ninth in the Eastern Conference averaging 5.3 assists per game, led by Artemi Panarin with 1.0.
Mika Zibanejad leads the Rangers with a plus-28 in 79 games this season. Panarin has 12 assists over the last 10 games for New York.
The Rangers are 7-2-1 in the last 10 games, averaging 3.4 goals, 6.3 assists, 2.6 penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while giving up 1.4 goals per game with a .947 save percentage.
New York Rangers News
Kaapo Kakko, Tyler Motte, Andrew Copp and Filip Chytil will not play for the Rangers tonight.
Carolina Hurricanes Stats & Form
The Carolina Hurricanes are second in the Eastern Conference with a 52-20-8 record.
They have won the last 4 games and are coming off a 5-2 win over the New York Islanders.
The Hurricanes are 15-8-1 against opponents from the Metropolitan. Carolina is fourth in the Eastern Conference recording 9.1 points per game, averaging 3.3 goals and 5.8 assists.
Sebastian Aho leads the Hurricanes with 43 total assists and has 79 points. Jordan Staal has nine goals and one assist over the last 10 games for Carolina.
The Hurricanes are 7-3-0 in the last 10 games, averaging 3.6 goals, 5.8 assists, 4.1 penalties and nine penalty minutes while allowing 2.8 goals per game with an .888 save percentage.
Carolina Hurricanes News
Frederik Andersen, Vincent Trocheck, Antti Raanta, Jesperi Kotkaniemi will not play for the Hurricanes tonight.
New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes Head-to-Head Stats
Both teams have split the last 10 games but the Carolina Hurricanes have won 4 of the last 5 games against the Rangers.
Three of the last five games between these two teams have finished under 5.5 goals.
New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes Betting Odds
The New York Rangers are slight favourites in this game with 132 odds to win while the Hurricanes are at 157. The draw is set at 330.
The total goals margin is set at 6 with -116 to go over and -106 for under.
Both teams are in the top 4 of the Eastern Conference with the Hurricanes sitting in second place with a four-point advantage over the Rangers who are fourth. This difference is within reach even though there are only three games left on the schedule for both teams.
Given the fact that both teams have inured players and will rest some of them, this will not be a game of the highest possible intensity. Bot New York and Carolina are already focusing on the playoffs and knowing that they may face each other in the first round, will make this game slower than usual.
The Rangers and the Hurricanes are the two teams that allow the least goals in the league this season which is another reason to play this game on under 5.5 goals in total.