Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Rangers Game 6 Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated May 27, 2022

The playoff series between the Hurricanes and Rangers has been utterly predictable so far with the Rangers as short home favourites on the NHL odds for Game 6 on Saturday.

Carolina
54-20-6-2
AT
May 28, 2022, 8:00 PM ET
Madison Square Garden
NY Rangers
52-24-3-3
Puckline +1.5 -261
Moneyline +107
Over / Under o +5.5

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Puckline -1.5 +216
Moneyline -129
Over / Under u +5.5

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If you haven’t been betting on the home team and under the total in this series, you haven’t been paying attention. Both are 5-0.

Hurricanes vs. Rangers NHL Playoffs Betting Odds

If there is a Game 7, it’s at Carolina on Monday. We think there will be one. The winner faces the two-time Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Lightning will be series favourites regardless as they are -143 to win the East with the Hurricanes +147 and Rangers +889.

With Carolina up 3-2, the Hurricanes are -455 on the series line (were -159 entering Game 5) with the Rangers +304 (were +119). That it ends Saturday with Canes in six is -111 with Hurricanes in seven at +200 (my lean) and Rangers in seven at +325.

Carolina is just 6-20 in its past 26 at the Rangers.

Carolina Hurricanes

Not sure what the exact per centage is, but if a team scores both short-handed and on the power play in a playoff game, it probably wins at least 85 per cent of the time. That was the case for Carolina on Thursday in a 3-1 victory to stay unbeaten at home in these playoffs. Vincent Trocheck’s fourth goal of the playoffs (short-handed) gave the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead at 12:57 of the first and Teuvo Teravainen’s fourth at 9:47 of the second proved the game-winner. That was the Hurricanes’ first power-play goal of this series. Andrei Svechnikov (fourth) added the clincher at 13:01 of the third. Carolina outshot New York 34-17 and also won the faceoff circle. The Canes dominated puck possession all night. Winger Jordan Martinook played for the first time since May 6 off injury but didn’t have a shot in 7:54. Antti Raanta saved 16 of 17 shots. Almost impossibly, the Hurricanes are 9-0 all-time when leading a series 3-2.

New York Rangers

New York is 6-19 all-time in a series it trails 3-2 (but won such a series in Round 1) and 2-12 when starting said series on the road. The Rangers might have won Game 5 but a goal that gave them a 2-1 lead in the second was overturned on challenge for offsides, and it was the right call. The Blueshirts aren’t going to beat anyone when their two best offensive players, Artemi Panarin and Chris Kreider, don’t have a shot on goal. Mika Zibanejad’s sixth goal of the playoffs to tie it 1-1 late in the third was the only shot of New York’s 17 to find the net. Zibanejad has a four-game point streak (3G, 1A) and three-game goal streak. Igor Shesterkin stopped 21 of 24 shots. He had held Carolina to one goal in three straight games.

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