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New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes Betting Pick

The New York Rangers are on the road at the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference playoff series. The winner of this series will head to the Eastern Conference Finals. The winner will take on the Boston Bruins or Florida Panthers.

The New York Rangers lead this series 3-2, but are coming off a home loss in Game 5. The Rangers were the best team in the regular season with 114 points. They won the Metropolitan Division, and then eliminated the Washington Capitals in four games.

For the Carolina Hurricanes, they picked up 111 points in the regular season, and finished second. The Hurricanes needed five games to take down the New York Islanders in the first round.

Carolina is favored in this game. The Hurricanes are -165 in this game. The total is set at 5.5 goals.

Rangers Looking to Bounce Back

Jacob Trouba scored the first goal of the game in the second period, and New York was a period away from winning the series. The defense fell apart in the third period, and here we are. The Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin moved to 7-2 in the postseason, allowing 3 goals on 27 shots.

New York in the postseason allowed just 15 total goals through the first seven games. They won all seven of those games. In the back to back losses, the Rangers allowed 8 total  goals. Offensively, the Rangers are led by Artemi Panarin, Vincent Trocheck and Chris Kreider. In the postseason, Panarin has 3 goals and 5 assists.

Trocheck has been hot with 5 goals and 6 assists, while Kreider has 4 goals and 3 assists. Neither of those top three scorers have recorded a point in their last two games, which both were losses.

Carolina Looking to Use Momentum

With four goals in the third period, Carolina has all the momentum heading back home. The Hurricanes tied the game with a Jacob Staal goal. Then three minutes later Evgeny Kuztetsov gave Carolina the lead. The final two goals for the Hurricanes came from Jordan Martinook and Martin Necas.

In the postseason, the Hurricanes are scoring 4+ goals per game in their wins. In their three games they have lost, Carolina is scoring just 2.75 goals per game.  Sebastian Aho was the top scorer for Carolina in the regular season. He went four straight games in the postseason with a point. That came to an end in the Game 5 win.

Aho has 3 goals and 7 assists so far this postseason. Carolina also Jake Guentzel in their offense. The leftwinger has 4 goals and 5 assists so far this postseason.  Frederik Andersen finds himself back in between the pipes for the Hurricanes after turning away 20 of 21 shots in Game 5.

Hurricanes Force Game 7

The New York Rangers are going to win this series. But, they are going to have to do it at home in Game 7. The Carolina Hurricanes keep their season alive and win this game at home. Momentum is on their side, and they score early to unleash some of the pressure and win this game.

Our final bet for this game is the Carolina Hurricanes -165 over the New York Rangers. We will go with a score prediction of 3-2 Carolina over New York. Enjoy the game!

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