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NHL Playoffs 2024 | At the start of the second round, the New York Rangers host the Carolina Hurricanes

NEW YORK, NY — Carolina Hurricanes (52-23-7, second in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New York Rangers (55-23-4, first in the Metropolitan Division)

The game takes place on Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN.

FINAL EFFECT

The New York Rangers host the Carolina Hurricanes to open the second round of the Eastern Conference. The teams will meet for the fourth time this season on Tuesday. The Rangers lost 2-1 to the Hurricanes in the regular season. In their last regular season meeting on March 12th, the Rangers won 1-0.

New York has a 22-8-0 record in Metropolitan Division play and a 55-23-4 record overall. The Rangers have a record of 48-7-3 when scoring at least three goals.

Carolina is 20-6-5 against the Metropolitan Division and 52-23-7 overall. The Hurricanes have a record of 20-11-2 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent.

TOP PERFORMER

Hurricanes: Jake Guentzel has 30 goals and 47 assists for the Hurricanes. Andrei Svechnikov has three goals and eight assists in the last 10 games.

Ranger: Artemi Panarin has 49 goals and 71 assists. Chris Kreider has five goals and five assists in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES:

Hurricanes: 8-1-1, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.1 assists, 3.3 penalties and 9.3 penalty minutes on 2.3 goals per game.

ranger: 8-2-0, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.7 assists, 4.1 penalties and 9.8 penalty minutes on 2.1 goals per game.

INJURIES

Hurricanes: Jesper Fast: Out for the season (upper body), Brett Pesce: Out for the season (lower body).

Ranger: Blake Wheeler: out for the season (lower body), Filip Chytil: out for the season (upper body).

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