Carolina Hurricanes at New York Rangers - 5/24/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Carolina Hurricanes at New York Rangers - 5/24/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers (57-27-8) vs Carolina Hurricanes (60-24-8)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Rangers -118 / Carolina Hurricanes -105 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Rangers host the Carolina Hurricanes in Tuesday NHL Second Round Playoff Action.

The Carolina Hurricanes will look to get back in the win column after dropping game 3 by the score of 3-1. During the regular season, the Hurricanes found the net 278 times, good for a rank of 9th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Carolina is the 1st ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.44 goals per game. For the year, the Hurricanes have a strength of schedule rating of 30th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 4th-ranked team in the NHL.

The New York Rangers Rangers will look to even their series vs the Hurricanes by picking up another win in game 4. During the regular season, the Rangers scored 254 goals, giving them an average of 3.05. This output gave them a rank of 16th among NHL teams. On defense, New York is the 2nd ranked unit, giving up 2.49 goals per contest. For the year, the Rangers have played the 24th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account New York's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 9th in the NHL.

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Through 79 games, the Carolina Hurricanes' goal and overall scoring leader is Sebastian Aho with 81 points. He has reached his mark of 37 goals, on a shooting percentage of 16.7%. So far, 35.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Andrei Svechnikov, who has 39 assists to go along with his 30 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +19.0. Carolina's top goalie is Frederik Andersen, who is giving up an average of 2.17 goals per game. In his 52 games played, he has turned in 30 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the New York Rangers Rangers leader in points is Artemi Panarin. In New York's 82 games, he has come up with 22 goals and 74 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 12.4%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Chris Kreider. Of his 52 goals, 50.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus minus rating of +21.0. New York's top goalie is Igor Shesterkin, who is giving up an average of 2.07 goals per game. In his 53 games played, he has turned in 38 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Heading into game 4, the over-under line is set at 5.5 goals. So far, this has been a low-scoring series, as not one game has surpassed 4 goals. However, In Tuesday's matchup, I see the trend reversing. Look for the Hurricane's 7th ranked scoring offense to have their first breakout game of the series, leading to this matchup surpassing 5.5 goals.

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