New York Rangers vs. Carolina Hurricanes: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 9, 2024

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May 9, 2024 9:10 AM
The New York Rangers, holding a 2-0 series lead, travel to PNC Arena on Thursday, May 9, 2024, to take on the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round. The Rangers, seeking to expand their advantage, face off against the Hurricanes at 7:00 PM. In this crucial matchup, the Metropolitan Division rivals will battle for playoff supremacy.
New York Rangers
Carolina Hurricanes

New York Rangers Analysis

As the New York Rangers gear up to face the Carolina Hurricanes, one key factor will be the team's reliance on star forward Artemi Panarin, who leads the team in goals (49), assists (71), and points (120). Despite being listed as day-to-day with an injury, Panarin's presence on the ice will be crucial in sparking the Rangers' offense. If he can play, his elite playmaking ability and goal-scoring prowess will be essential in breaking down a stout Hurricanes defense. However, if Panarin's injury status worsens, the Rangers may struggle to generate consistent scoring chances, potentially putting them at a disadvantage against a well-rounded Hurricanes squad.

Carolina Hurricanes Analysis

As the Carolina Hurricanes gear up to face off against the New York Rangers, all eyes will be on Sebastian Aho, the team's star center. Despite being listed as day-to-day with an injury, Aho's impressive stats - 36 goals, 53 assists, and 89 points - make him a crucial component of the Hurricanes' offense. If Aho is able to take the ice, his presence will be a significant boon for the Hurricanes, as his goal-scoring prowess and exceptional playmaking abilities will put pressure on the Rangers' defense. However, if he's sidelined, the Hurricanes will need to rely on other players to step up and fill the scoring void, which could be a challenging task against a stout Rangers squad.

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

  • Alex Wennberg (C): Day-To-Day
  • Filip Chytil (C): Injured Reserve
  • Erik Gustafsson (D): Day-To-Day
  • Jacob Trouba (D): Day-To-Day
  • Ryan Lindgren (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 favored to win, currently listed at -165, with the opening odds slightly higher at -170, while the total for the game is set at 5.5. As the favorite, the Hurricanes are expected to come out on top against the New York Rangers.

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