Rangers vs Hurricanes Game 2 Prediction NHL Picks 5/7

Rangers vs Hurricanes Game 2 Prediction NHL Picks 5/7

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Preview: New York Rangers vs. Carolina Hurricanes Prediction

 

New York Rangers

Preview

The New York Rangers face the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 2 at Madison Square Garden with the Rangers leading the series 1-0. Here's a preview of the matchup, including player stats, recent team performances, and predictions for the game scheduled on May 7, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Rangers, led by Artemi Panarin and Igor Shesterkin, aim to build on their Game 1 victory and extend their series lead against the Hurricanes. With a potent offense and strong goaltending, they look to capitalize on home ice advantage and maintain momentum in the playoffs.

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

Scoring Leaders

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

Injury Report

  • Alex Wennberg (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 6)
  • Filip Chytil (C) - IR-LT (Expected return: May 7)
  • Erik Gustafsson (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 6)
  • Jacob Trouba (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 6)
  • Ryan Lindgren (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 6)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.39
GA/G 2.76

Recent Performances

The Rangers won Game 1 against the Hurricanes and aim to continue their winning streak at home.

 

Carolina Hurricanes

Preview

The Carolina Hurricanes look to even the series against the New York Rangers in Game 2 at Madison Square Garden. Here's a preview of the matchup, featuring player stats, recent team performances, and predictions for the game scheduled on May 7, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Hurricanes, led by Sebastian Aho and Pyotr Kochetkov, aim to bounce back from their Game 1 loss and steal a win on the road. Despite facing injuries, they rely on their balanced scoring and goaltending depth to compete against the Rangers and even the series.

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

Scoring Leaders

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

Injury Report

  • Brett Pesce (D) - OUT (Expected return: May 9)
  • Tony DeAngelo (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 6)
  • Jesper Fast (RW) - OUT (Expected return: May 15)</ li>
  • Sebastian Aho (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 6)
  • Andrei Svechnikov (RW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 6)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.38
GA/G 2.57

Recent Performances

The Hurricanes lost Game 1 against the Rangers and aim to bounce back with a strong road performance in Game 2.

 

Prediction

The Carolina Hurricanes are predicted to win Game 2 against the New York Rangers. Despite facing injuries, the Hurricanes have demonstrated resilience throughout the season and have the depth to compete at a high level. With goaltender Pyotr Kochetkov stepping up in net and key players like Sebastian Aho leading the offense, the Hurricanes will capitalize on their scoring opportunities and tighten up defensively to secure a crucial road victory and even the series.

 

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