Here is our New York Rangers – Carolina Hurricanes Preview (8/1, 2020) & Betting Predictions, based on the U.S. sportsbooks NHL odds. Use free bets promos and bonuses in PA (Betrivers), NJ (bet365), Colorado (BetMGM), Indiana (Pointsbet IN), Illinois (Betrivers IL) and other states with legal betting options.
New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes Preview
The Carolina Hurricanes were among the surprises of the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs. Carolina reached the Eastern Conference final before succumbing to the Boston Bruins.
The road could prove much bumpier for Carolina in 2020. Right off the bat, the Hurricanes should sense a storm warning on the horizon.
Carolina is facing the New York Rangers in a best-of-five qualifying round series and that’s not good news for the Canes. The Rangers have owned Carolina for most of the past 15 years.
The Broadway Blueshirts have won five in a row over the Hurricanes since Feb. 19th, 2019. They won all four meetings this season, posting a 17-9 edge on the scoreboard.
New York is 5-1 in its last six games at Carolina. At Madison Square Garden, the Rangers own an 18-1 edge against the Hurricanes since Jan. 5th, 2011.
New York hasn’t lost a season series to Carolina since the 2005-06 season, going 9-0-5. Overall, they are 37-14-1 when facing the Hurricanes since the start of the 2006-07 campaign.
Rangers forward Artemi Panarin, a Hart Trophy finalist, dominated against Carolina this season, potting three goals and collecting nine points in four games. First-line center Mika Zibanejad netted four goals and added three assists in three games.
New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction
Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek owns an .886 save percentage, 3.03 goals-against average and 3-4 record against the Rangers. The status of Dougie Hamilton, Carolina’s best defenseman is also uncertain. Seeking to return from a broken leg, Hamilton left the ice in obvious pain earlier this week and missed the last two days of practice prior to heading to Torono to enter the bubble.
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