Hurricanes vs. Rangers NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 2: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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The Carolina Hurricanes and New York Rangers play in Game 2 of the NHL Playoffs Second Round at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, May 7, with puck drop at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN. The Rangers are up 1-0. Bookmakers give the Hurricanes -125 moneyline odds in this matchup with the Rangers (+105).

Hurricanes vs. Rangers Game Info & Odds

  • When: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Where: Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Favorite: Hurricanes (-125)
  • Underdog: Rangers (+105)
  • Over/under: 5.5

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Hurricanes and Rangers Betting Trends

  • In 43 games this season, Carolina and its opponent have combined for more than 5.5 goals.
  • New York has combined with its opponent to score more than 5.5 goals in 53 of 87 games this season.
  • These two teams rack up a combined 6.8 goals per game, 1.3 more than this game’s over/under.
  • These teams surrender 5.3 goals per game combined, 0.2 fewer than this game’s over/under.
  • The Hurricanes have been favored on the moneyline 80 times this season, and have gone 52-28 in those games.
  • This season the Rangers have been an underdog 16 times, and won 10, or 62.5%, of those games.

Hurricanes Stats & Insights

  • The Hurricanes’ 277 goals this season make them the eighth-best scoring team in the NHL.
  • The Hurricanes have given up the fourth-fewest goals in NHL play this season, 211 (2.6 per game).
  • With a +66 goal differential, they’re ranked second-best in the NHL.
  • The Hurricanes have a 10.1% shooting percentage as a team, ranking 15th in the NHL.
  • The Hurricanes have shut out opponents eight times. As a team, they are averaging 16.9 hits and 11.4 blocked shots per game this season.
  • Over the past 10 contests, the Hurricanes have earned 80.0% of the possible points with a 7-2-1 record.
  • They have averaged 3.8 goals per game (38 total) during that time.
  • On the defensive side, the Hurricanes have allowed 27 goals (2.7 per game) over those 10 outings.

Rangers Stats & Insights

  • The Rangers’ 278 total goals (3.4 per game) are the seventh-most in the NHL.
  • The Rangers have been one of the toughest defensive units in the NHL this season, allowing 226 goals (2.8 per game) to rank seventh.
  • Their seventh-best goal differential is +52.
  • The Rangers are shooting 10.8% (ninth in the league).
  • The Rangers have six shutout wins this season.
  • In their past 10 games, the Rangers have gone 8-2-0 to earn 90.0% of the possible points.
  • They are scoring at a 3.3 goals-per-game average (33 total) over that time.
  • Over on the defensive end, the Rangers have given up 2.1 goals per game (21 total) in those 10 matchups.

Hurricanes Key Players to Watch

  • Sebastian Aho is currently one of Carolina’s top contributors (89 total points), having registered 36 goals and 53 assists.
  • Jake Guentzel has 77 points (1.1 per game), scoring 30 goals and adding 47 assists.
  • Pyotr Kochetkov has a record of 23-13-4. He has allowed 92 goals (2.33 goals against average) and racked up 939 saves.

Hurricanes Player Props

  • Sebastian Aho Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -160, Under Odds: +124)
  • Sebastian Aho Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: +135, Under Odds: -175)
  • Jake Guentzel Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -210, Under Odds: +160)
  • Jake Guentzel Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -110, Under Odds: -120)
  • Seth Jarvis Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -125, Under Odds: -105)
  • Seth Jarvis Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: +170, Under Odds: -220)

Rangers Key Players to Watch

  • Artemi Panarin has totaled 49 goals (0.6 per game) and put up 71 assists (0.9 per game), averaging 3.7 shots per game and shooting 16.2%. That makes him among the leaders for New York with 120 total points (1.5 per game).
  • Vincent Trocheck is key for New York’s offense with 77 total points (0.9 per game), including 25 goals and 52 assists through 82 games.
  • Igor Shesterkin’s record stands at 36-17-2 on the season, giving up 141 goals (2.6 goals against average) and collecting 1465 saves with a .912 save percentage (16th in the league).

Rangers Player Props

  • Artemi Panarin Points Prop: 1.50 (Over Odds: +165, Under Odds: -215)
  • Artemi Panarin Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -125, Under Odds: -105)
  • Vincent Trocheck Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -180, Under Odds: +140)
  • Vincent Trocheck Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: +100, Under Odds: -130)
  • Chris Kreider Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -135, Under Odds: +105)
  • Chris Kreider Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: +150, Under Odds: -195)

Hurricanes vs. Rangers Injuries

  • Hurricanes: Brett Pesce: Lower Body (Out), Jesper Fast: Upper Body (Out For Season)
  • Rangers: Blake Wheeler: Lower Body (Out For Season), Filip Chytil: Upper Body (Out For Season)

Hurricanes vs. Rangers Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Rangers (+1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (5.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Rangers 4 – Hurricanes 3

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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