New York Rangers (10-9-2) at Carolina Hurricanes (9-6-4)
|Date & Time||Wednesday November 22, 2017, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -125 / New York Rangers +113 --- Over/Under: 5.5
PNC Arena and the Carolina Hurricanes host the New York Rangers in a Wednesday night NHL tilt.
The New York Rangers are on the road for the third time in four games when the team visits the Carolina Hurricanes. New York snapped a two game losing streak with a 3-0 victory versus the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night. Ottawa struggled to get shots on the net and left the game in the hands of their defense and goalie Craig Anderson who allowed two goals on 26 shots as the team dropped number four in a row.
The Rangers broke a scoreless contest at 4:46 of the second a Kevin Hayes goal before doubling the lead at 4:52 of the third period on a Michael Grabner tally. Mika Zibanejad finished off the Senators with an empty netter with 2:29 remaining while Mats Zuccarello added a pair of assists to support the 20 save performance of Henrik Lundqvist who upped his record to 9-6-2.
The Carolina Hurricanes shoot for a win in the second game of their home stand when the New York Rangers come to PNC Arena on Wednesday. Carolina has been playing their best hockey of the 2017-18 campaign with wins in five of seven after downing the New York Islanders 4-2 on Sunday. John Tavares and Nick Leddy scored for the Islanders with Leddy also getting an assist while Jaroslav Halak absorbed the loss with 28 saves.
The Hurricanes received a pair of goals from Teuvo Teravainen for five in the last two games at PNC Arena. Elias Lindholm and Sebastian Aho also lit the lamp for Carolina with both Aho and Justin Faulk logging two assists apiece. Cam Ward picked up the win for the Hurricanes with a 27 save performance.
Over is 4-0 in Rangers last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and over is 5-0 in Rangers last 5 games following a win and Rangers are 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win. Hurricanes are 0-5 in their last 5 Wednesday games and Hurricanes are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and under is 5-1 in Hurricanes last 6 vs. a team with a losing record. Home team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings and over is 4-1-2 in the last 7 meetings and over is 6-2-5 in the last 13 meetings in Carolina.
For some reason the respective offenses come to life in Carolina so I lean over…