New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes - 5/30/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes - 5/30/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes (61-26-8) vs New York Rangers (59-28-8)

Game Info: Monday, May 30, 2022 at 8:00 pm (PNC Arena)

Betting Odds: Carolina Hurricanes -150 / New York Rangers +125 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Carolina Hurricanes will look to pick up a game 7 win over the Rangers and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. During the regular season, the Hurricanes are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. For the year, they 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 will look to pull off the road win in game 7, and pick up their second win in a row. During the regular season, the Rangers scored 254 goals, giving them an average of 3.05. This output gives them a rank of 16th among NHL teams. On defense, New York Rangers 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 7 between New York and Carolina, the over-under betting line is set at 5.5 goals. Game 6 was the only contest between the two teams to surpass this line. Look for game 7 to return to be a low-scoring affair. I recommend taking the under.

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