The Carolina Hurricanes face off against the New York Rangers in Game 3 of the series on Sunday in New York. The Hurricanes currently lead the series 2-0 after they defeated the Rangers at home 2-0.
The Hurricanes have complete control over the series, and their defense has looked incredible as they have only allowed one goal in the series. The Rangers need to find a win at home in Game 3.
Game 3 is looking to be a crucial matchup for the Rangers; the Rangers are the underdog with +100 odds.
Hurricanes Look To Extend Series Lead
The Hurricanes advanced to Round 2 after defeating the Boston Bruins in seven games in Round 1. The Hurricanes looked solid in Round 1 as well as in Game 1 against the Rangers. The Hurricanes are currently up 2-0 in the series.
The Hurricanes’ offense has been their biggest strength all season long. The Hurricanes let up the least amount of goals in the NHL during the regular season, and their solid defense has followed into the postseason.
The Hurricanes have allowed a very low 21 goals in nine games this postseason. The Hurricanes’ defense has also been helped tremendously by goaltender Antti Raanta. Raanta has obtained a very solid 1.83 GAA this postseason.
The Hurricanes’ offense has also looked good as they have scored 28 goals in nine games this postseason. The Hurricanes’ offense has been led by Teuvo Teravinen, who has recorded nine points.
Rangers Look For First Win Of Series
The Rangers advanced to Round 2 after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins in seven games in Round 1. The Rangers, in my opinion, in Round 1 looked very inconsistent as they let up way too many goals against. But, despite being down 3-1 early, the Rangers found a way to advance to Round 2.
The Rangers are currently down 2-0 in the series after the Hurricanes defeated them 2-0 in game 2 in Carolina. The Rangers’ biggest concern this round has been their lack of offense. The Rangers have only scored 1 goal this series, and their power play has struggled immensely in Round 2.
The Rangers’ defense in this round has surprisingly been very solid as they have only allowed three goals against this series. The Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin has also looked much better in Round 2, and I would not be surprised if he can steal Game 2 for the Rangers.
The Rangers need to find offense if they want to even the series.
Hurricanes/Rangers Betting Prediction
This game is going to be a close one, but I believe that the Rangers will find a crucial Game 3 win in New York on Sunday. The Rangers’ defense has been very solid, and Igor Shesterkin has looked good in the net.
The Rangers’ defense has looked very solid in Round 2 so far. The Rangers have also played very well at home all playoffs.
The Rangers know this is a must-win game, and if they let this one slip, they are in huge trouble. The Rangers are going to need to find a huge spark to the offense if they want to find a win at home.
The Rangers moneyline at +100 is the pick of the night.
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