New York Rangers vs. Carolina Hurricanes: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 16, 2024

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May 16, 2024 9:10 AM
The New York Rangers, leading the series 3-2, look to clinch their second-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 6 on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 7:00 PM at PNC Arena. With a win, the Rangers will advance to the next round, but the Hurricanes will fight to stay alive in the series. Expect an intense matchup between these Metropolitan Division foes in the NHL playoffs.
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New York Rangers Analysis

As the New York Rangers gear up to face the Carolina Hurricanes, one player's health will be crucial to the team's success: Artemi Panarin. The star left winger is currently listed as day-to-day with an undisclosed injury, which could significantly impact the Rangers' offense. With 49 goals, 71 assists, and 120 points on the season, Panarin is the undisputed leader of the team, and his absence would be deeply felt. If he's unable to take the ice, the Rangers will need to rely on their secondary scorers to step up and fill the void. However, even a less-than-100% Panarin could still pose a threat to the Hurricanes' defense, making his status a key factor to watch heading into the matchup.

Carolina Hurricanes Analysis

The Carolina Hurricanes will be a formidable opponent for the New York Rangers, but their effectiveness may hinge on the health of star center Sebastian Aho. Aho, who leads the team in goals (36), assists (53), and points (89), is currently listed as day-to-day with an unspecified injury. If Aho can play, his presence will be a significant threat to the Rangers' defense, as his elite vision and scoring ability can take over games. However, if Aho is sidelined or limited, the Hurricanes' offense may struggle to generate consistent pressure, giving the Rangers a potential edge in this matchup.

Carolina Hurricanes Injuries

  • Brett Pesce (D): Day-To-Day
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov (C): Out
  • Tony DeAngelo (D): Day-To-Day
  • Jesper Fast (RW): Out
  • Sebastian Aho (C): Day-To-Day

New York Rangers Injuries

  • Filip Chytil (C): Day-To-Day
  • Blake Wheeler (RW): Injured Reserve
  • Alex Wennberg (C): Day-To-Day
  • Erik Gustafsson (D): Day-To-Day
  • Jacob Trouba (D): Day-To-Day

How to Watch the New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes

The New York Rangers vs. Carolina Hurricanes game will be televised on TNT and is scheduled for Thu 7:00 PM.

New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes Betting Odds

The Carolina Hurricanes are currently favored to win with odds of -165, unchanged from the opening line, and the Over/Under is set at 5.5 goals for the matchup against the New York Rangers. This suggests the Hurricanes are expected to come out on top, with a relatively high-scoring affair anticipated.

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