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Rangers at Hurricanes 5/18/22 - NHL Betting Odds & Picks

Posted on 18 May 2022 by Tony
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New York Rangers vs. Carolina Hurricanes

NHL: 7:00 PM EST

May. 18, 2022

TV: ESPN
Latest Odds : CAR -165 ; Total 5.5


In the first game of the second round of the eastern conference NHL playoffs the New York Rangers will travel on the road to face off against the Carolina Hurricanes in North Carolina.

This game has a scheduled pop drop time of 7 PM Eastern time and will be available on ESPN. In the last series for New York, the Rangers were able to sneak past the Pittsburgh Penguins in overtime of game seven by the score of 4–3. Pittsburgh held a 3-1 lead going into the third period in that game seven.

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Carolina had a tough time with the Boston Bruins as well, as Carolina has actually lost three out of the last five games all coming on the road. The TD Garden is a difficult place to play however on a Stanley Cup run Carolina must learn how to win convincingly on the road. Carolina took care of Boston at home in game seven by the score of 3–2.

Sebastian Aho is the team leader for Carolina in points with 81, and is also the team leader in goals with 37, 13 of those came out on the power-play and has 221 shots on goal this season. Sebastian also has the Carolina team leader in assists with 44, 15 of those came on the power play and is a +18 on the season.

Artemi Panarin is the team leader for New York in points with 96, also has 22 goals on the season and playoffs. Chris Kreider is the team leader for New York and goals with 52, 26 of those coming on the power play on 258 shots on goal this season. Artemi Panarin and is also the team leader in assists with 74, 32 of those coming on the power play and is a +21 on the year.

Free Betting Pick: Carolina Hurricanes -165

With both teams having goaltending troubles in the first round of the NHL playoffs, it doesn't matter who will win the game the safe bet will be the over in this match up (5.5). Final Score Prediction: Carolina wins 5–4.

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