Carolina Hurricanes (54-20-8, first in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New York Rangers (52-24-6, second in the Metropolitan Division)
New York; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rangers -116, Hurricanes -104; over/under is 5
NHL PLAYOFFS SECOND ROUND: Hurricanes lead series 2-1
BOTTOM LINE: The Carolina Hurricanes visit the New York Rangers in the second round of the NHL Playoffs with a 2-1 lead in the series. The teams meet Sunday for the sixth time this season. The Rangers won 3-1 in the last matchup.
New York has a 52-24-6 record overall and a 14-8-1 record in Metropolitan Division games. The Rangers have a 24-5-3 record in games they convert at least one power play.
Carolina is 54-20-8 overall and 13-8-1 against the Metropolitan Division. The Hurricanes have a +77 scoring differential, with 277 total goals scored and 200 given up.
TOP PERFORMERS: Artemi Panarin has 22 goals and 74 assists for the Rangers. Chris Kreider has scored six goals with two assists over the last 10 games.
Sebastian Aho has 37 goals and 44 assists for the Hurricanes. Teuvo Teravainen has two goals and seven assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 5-3-2, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.
Hurricanes: 6-4-0, averaging 2.9 goals, five assists, 4.4 penalties and 9.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game.
INJURIES: Rangers: Barclay Goodrow: out (lower body), Sammy Blais: out for season (lower body).
Hurricanes: Jordan Martinook: out (lower-body), Frederik Andersen: out (lower body), Jake Gardiner: out (hip/back).
The Associated Press