Hurricanes vs Rangers Prediction Game 6 NHL Picks 5/16

Hurricanes vs Rangers Prediction Game 6 NHL Picks 5/16

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Preview: New York Rangers vs. Carolina Hurricanes Prediction

 

New York Rangers

Preview

The New York Rangers visit the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 6 of the second round at PNC Arena. Here's a preview of the matchup, featuring player stats, recent team performances, and predictions for the game scheduled on May 16, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Rangers, led by Artemi Panarin and Mika Zibanejad, are looking to clinch the series after taking a 3-2 lead. Their potent offense and strong goaltending from Igor Shesterkin have been key factors in their playoff success.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
I. Shesterkin 36 17 2 4 2.58 .913
J. Quick 18 6 2 2 2.62 .911
L. Domingue 1 0 0 0 1.00 .962

Scoring Leaders

Artemi Panarin leads the Rangers in points with 120, including 49 goals.

Injury Report

  • Filip Chytil (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 16)
  • Blake Wheeler (RW) - IR-LT (Expected return: May 18)
  • Alex Wennberg (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 16)
  • Erik Gustafsson (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 16)
  • Jacob Trouba (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 16)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.39
GA/G 2.76
SF/G 31.5
SA/G 29.5
PIM 763
PPG 65
PCT 26.4
PPGA 36
PCT 84.5
SHG 8
SHGA 0

Recent Performances

The Rangers have won three of their last five games against the Hurricanes, showcasing resilience and clutch performances.

Carolina Hurricanes

Preview

The Carolina Hurricanes host the New York Rangers in Game 6 of the second round at PNC Arena. Here's a preview of the matchup, featuring player stats, recent team performances, and predictions for the game scheduled on May 16, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Hurricanes, led by Sebastian Aho and Andrei Svechnikov, are fighting to stay alive in the series. Their strong home record and balanced attack make them a formidable opponent.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
P. Kochetkov 23 13 4 4 2.33 .911
A. Raanta 12 7 2 1 2.99 .872
S. Martin 7 9 2 0 3.30 .889
F. Andersen 13 2 0 3 1.84 .932

Scoring Leaders

Sebastian Aho leads the Hurricanes in points with 89, including 36 goals.

Injury Report

  • Brett Pesce (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 16)
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov (C) - Out (Expected return: May 16)
  • Tony DeAngelo (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 16)
  • Jesper Fast (RW) - Out (Expected return: Sep 15)
  • Sebastian Aho (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 16)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.38
GA/G 2.57
SF/G 33.3
SA/G 25.6
PIM 693
PPG 67
PCT 26.9
PPGA 35
PCT 86.4
SHG 11
SHGA 0

Recent Performances

The Hurricanes have won two of their last three games against the Rangers, leveraging their strong defensive play and goaltending.

Prediction

The New York Rangers have the momentum and experience to close out the series in Game 6. With a strong away record and the ability to perform under pressure, they are well-positioned to secure a victory. The key will be their disciplined play and ability to capitalize on power plays. Igor Shesterkin's consistent goaltending and Artemi Panarin's offensive firepower will be crucial in overcoming the Hurricanes' defense. The Rangers' resilience and tactical edge make them the favorites to win this critical game and advance to the next round.

Final Prediction: New York Rangers to win

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