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New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes Preview & Picks – Hurricanes To Force Game 7 In NHL Playoffs

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15 May 2024
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Leigh Copson 15 May 2024
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  • New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes picks for Thursday, May 16
  • NHL Playoffs game is taking place at PNC Arena
  • Preview, predictions, stats & form
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    New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes Preview & Picks
  • New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • New York Rangers Form
  • Carolina Hurricanes Form

New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes Preview & Picks

Carolina are backed to level the series and force Game 7.

The Hurricanes appear to have figured out Igor Shesterkin and their home record in the playoffs has been strong over the past few seasons.

  • Carolina Hurricanes are 13-2 in their last 15 home games
  • Carolina Hurricanes are 16-5 in their last 21 home playoff games
  • The Over has cashed in 4 of the last 6 meetings
  • The Over has hit in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games

Head To Head

  • New York Rangers won the regular season series 2-1
  • New York Rangers lead this NHL Playoffs series 3-2
  • Carolina Hurricanes won 4-1 when the two teams last met on May 13

New York Rangers Form

New York head back to Carolina with a 3-2 series lead but looking to stem the tide after back-to-back defeats.

The Rangers, who went 55-23-4 in the regular season, made straightforward work of Washington in the first round as they swept the Capitals in four games.

They then made a flying start to this series against Carolina, taking control with three consecutive wins.

New York won 4-3 in regulation and 4-3 in overtime at home, before heading out on the road to down the Hurricanes in overtime, 3-2.

However, the Rangers have not won since, following up a 4-3 defeat in Carolina with a 4-1 loss at home on Monday night.

Carolina Hurricanes Form

Carolina head back home with an opportunity to knot up this series at 3-3 and force Game 7 in New York.

The Hurricanes, who compiled a 52-23-7 regular-season record, beat the New York Islanders in five games in the first round.

They dug themselves into an early who in this series though, as they lost three consecutive games against the New York Rangers.

Carolina began the series with a couple of 4-3 road defeats, one in regulation and one in overtime, and then lost 3-2 in overtime at home to leave themselves one loss away from elimination.

The Hurricanes have responded in this tough position though, staying alive with a 4-3 home win and a 4-1 victory at Madison Square Garden.

Verdict

We expect this series to head back to New York for a winner-takes all meeting.

Carolina have turned things around over the past couple of games, and we are backing them to make it three wins in a row here.

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