Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Rangers Prediction, 4/26/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Rangers
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (+100) Rangers (-118)
The Carolina Hurricanes (52-20-8) are traveling to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday where they will take on the New York Rangers (51-22-6). The moneyline on this matchup has Carolina at +100 and New York opens at -118. The total has been set at 6.
The Carolina Hurricanes were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-2 win over the Islanders in their last game. The Hurricanes had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in the win. For the game, they scored on 5 out of the 34 shots they tried. They also had 1 chance on the power play and were able to net 1 goal. Carolina had 6 penalty minutes in this outing.
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The Hurricanes have had 2,246 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .914. At even strength, the Hurricanes have conceded 161 goals while getting 216 themselves. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have tallied 271 power play opportunities (1st in professional hockey) and have come away with 33 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they sit with 112 points and their points % is .700. Carolina has attempted 2,726 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.8%. When discussing their scoring capabilities, the Carolina Hurricanes have notched 267 goals (9th in pro hockey) so far this year and have surrendered 194. Carolina steps onto the ice with 227 power play chances and they have scored 51 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 22.47%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Antti Raanta. Raanta has been in goal for 225 games during his hockey career. He has accumulated a mark of 107-70-24 and he has started in 204 games. The opposition has notched 499 goals versus Raanta in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.45. Raanta has had 6,141 shots taken against him and has amassed 5,642 total saves. His save percentage is at .919 during his 12,196 mins between the pipes. Over the course of his career, Raanta has accumulated 128 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .627.
In their last game, New York faced off against the Bruins in an outing where the Rangers took a loss by a final of 3-1. The Rangers netted 1 goal out of the 31 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play attempts in this game and tallied 1 goal out of those chances.
The Rangers have accumulated 186 goals at even strength and 55 goals (9th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. New York has put up 2,298 shots (28th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.49%, while allowing their opponents 2,433 shots. On the season, the New York Rangers have tallied 241 goals, 108 points, and a points percentage of .684. They have a tally of 210 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 26.19%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 82.03% on the other teams 217 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 92.0%. They have allowed 194 goals to be scored by way of 155 goals at even strength and 39 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you will find Igor Shesterkin defending the net. Teams are averaging 2.29 goals/game and he has allowed 214 goals overall. Shesterkin's percentage of quality starts is 71.3% and he has made 67 quality starts in his professional career. He was named a starter in 94 games and has played for a total of 5,604 mins. Shesterkin has a career mark of 62-28-7 and has been in goal for 99 games. He has recorded 2,783 stops out of the 2,997 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .929.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take New York (-118)
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