Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Rangers Game 3 Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated May 21, 2022

The New York Rangers are headed back to Madison Square Garden on Sunday as they look to dig themselves out of an 0-2 hole in their second-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Carolina
54-20-6-2
AT
May 22, 2022, 3:30 PM ET
Madison Square Garden
NY Rangers
52-24-3-3
Puckline -1.5 +245
Moneyline -102
Over / Under o +5.5

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Puckline +1.5 -296
Moneyline -119
Over / Under u +5.5

25%

Betting Action

75%

The Carolina Hurricanes lead their Eastern Conference playoff series against the Rangers 2-0 as it shifts to New York on Sunday. The Canes are short favourites to win on the NHL odds.

Hurricanes vs. Rangers NHL Betting Odds

New York lost both games at home to Carolina in the regular season, 4-2 on April 12 and 4-3 on April 26. Last round, the Rangers were 3-1 at home against the Penguins and the lone loss was in triple overtime. The Hurricanes lost all three games at Boston last round, each by multiple goals.

With Carolina up 2-0, the Canes are -1000 on the series line (were -370) and the Rangers +525 (were +283). On the exact series result, Carolina in five is the +202 favourite, followed by a sweep at +207. I like Carolina in six at +385.

The favourite is 7-2 in the past nine meetings.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Canes were supposed to be vulnerable without No. 1 netminder Frederik Andersen, but Antti Raanta has filled in more than capably – although he was shaky during his road outings in Boston in Round 1 and that’s why we will lead New York in this game. Brutal beat for Rangers +1.5 puckline backers in Game 2 as Carolina scored an empty-netter with two seconds left to win 2-0. It was Raanta’s first career playoff shutout.

Sebastian Aho had a goal and assist as the Canes set a franchise record for the longest home winning streak in a postseason at six in a row. Carolina is the first team since Nashville in 2017 to win each of its first six playoff home games. But again, they looked way different on the road in Round 1. The Canes are 4-0 in their past four as road favourites.

New York Rangers

Likely Vezina winner Igor Shesterkin wasn’t great in Round 1 for the Rangers but has been in this series – the goal he gave up in Game 2 was short-handed but definitely not his fault. New York was 0-for-4 on the power play. The Rangers are middle of the pack of the playoff teams at 25 per cent with the man advantage.

What Carolina has done is shut down the New York stars of Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad, and Artemi Panarin. They have combined for only seven shots on goal in the series. They were New York’s three leading goal-scorers during the regular season. The Rangers are 4-1 in their past five at home.

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