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New York Rangers vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 2/8/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Carolina Hurricanes at New York Rangers
Date & Time Friday February 8, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY
The Line
NY Rangers +105 / Carolina -125 / over-under: 5.5
TV Channel
MSG , FSSO
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NHL | Carolina Hurricanes at New York Rangers
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Friday NHL action pits the Carolina Hurricanes against the New York Rangers.

The Carolina Hurricanes have won four of five after outscoring Buffalo 6-5 in OT on Saturday. Jeff Skinner scored twice for Buffalo with Evan Rodrigues, Jason Pominville and Marco Scandella also lighting the lamp. Rasmus Ristolainen and Sam Reinhart gave the Sabres two assists each while Linus Ullmark allowed six goals on 30 shots.

Justin Faulk, Teuvo Teravainen, Gregg McKegg, Brock McGinn and Nino Niederreiter all lit the lamp for Carolina in regulation. Teravainen  netted the winner in overtime and Curtis McElhinney picked up the win for the Canes despite allowing five goals on 39 shots.

The New York Rangers are eyeing consecutive wins after defeating visiting Boston 4-3 in a SO on Wednesday. Boston received second period goals from Danton Heinen, David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron. Brad Marchand posted two assists for the Bruins and scored in the SO while Jaroslav Halak allowed three goals on 39 shots.

New York received scoring from Mika Zibanejad, Kevin Hayes and Filip Chytil with Tony DeAngelo and Zibanejad scoring in the SO. Pavel Buchnevich posted a pair of helpers and Aleksandar Georgiev recorded 27 saves for the Rangers.

Hurricanes are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and Hurricanes are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Metropolitan and Hurricanes are 11-5 in their last 16 overall. 

Rangers are 17-35 in their last 52 vs. Eastern Conference and Rangers are 26-54 in their last 80 games as an underdog and Rangers are 17-36 in their last 53 vs. Metropolitan. 

Home team is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings and over is 6-1-2 in the last 9 meetings and over is 4-0-2 in the last 6 meetings in New York.

I have to think we see plenty of offense once again so something on the over…

Pick:
over 5.5 // will update

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