Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Rangers: Game 7 Preview and Storm Advisory
“I think he’s been great,” Ryan Strome said. “He’s been our best player all year. Any little hiccups, ups and downs, doesn’t really last too long with him. And we know what he’s capable of and he knows how good he is.”
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Rangers carry critical advantage in net with Igor Shesterkin for Game 7
At the end of the night Monday, one team will be packing its bags and getting ready to hit the links while the other will be one step closer to a Stanley Cup Final berth.
Game 7 between the Rangers and Hurricanes is set to take place in Raleigh, N.C. New York, facing elimination, jumped on Carolina early in Game 7, eventually pulling away for a 5-2 win to stay alive and force the winner-take-all match.
e Rangers and Hurricanes will be playing to keep their seasons — and their Stanley Cup chase — alive on Monday night (8 p.m. ET, ESPN, SN, TVAS) at PNC Arena in Raleigh for Game 7 of their Eastern Conference second-round seres.
The winner will go on to face the two-time defending Cup champion Lightning, while the loser can start making tee times an get a jumpstart on their offseason training programs.
For both teams, it’s the second Game 7 of their 2022 postseasons: Carolina edged out the Bruins to earn their second-round berth, while the Rangers rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to top the Penguins.
The home team has won each game in the series, the 22nd time in NHL history that’s occurred heading into Game 7.
Through three games at PNC Arena, the two teams have combined for a total of nine goals (including an empty-netter) and 54 high-danger scoring chances at five-on-five. At the Garden, the teams put up 17 goals and 75 high-danger chances at five-on-five in just as many contests.
Goals have already been hard to come by in this series and Game 7s are notoriously low-scoring, so it would be a surprise if we saw either team run away with a win on Monday night.
All the right ingredients for an overtime in Game 7 at plus money.
everance told SportsLine he can see Monday's game being so close it could go into overtime. That being said, it's hard to bet against the Hurricanes based on how dominant they have been on home ice through two rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs. They have also won six consecutive Game 7s dating back to when coach Rod Brind'Amour was still a player and scored the series-winning goal in the 2006 Eastern Conference Final. The Hurricanes went on to win the Stanley Cup that year.
Carolina's big scorers have been at their best at PNC Arena and are sure to put on a show for the home crowd with an Eastern Conference Final berth on the line. Expect Sebastian Aho -- who has 10 points in these playoffs -- and Vincent Trocheck to lead the charge on Monday night as Carolina aims to close out this series with a victory.
Why you should back the Rangers
While Carolina seems like the obvious pick since they are playing at home, New York brings certain weapons to Game 7 that could heavily tilt the ice in its favor. One of the most obvious keys to the Rangers' success has been goaltender Igor Shesterkin, who made a whopping 37 saves for New York in its 5-2 win in Game 6.
The play: Rangers-Hurricanes will there be overtime? Yes (+320
Rangers vs. Hurricanes Game 7: Live score, updates, highlights from second round of 2022 NHL playoffs
The New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes will play in a do-or-die Game 7 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on Monday night.
The Hurricanes are -140 favorites to win the contest, which gives them an implied win probability of 57.2% when you remove the juice. The Rangers are currently listed as +120 underdogs, meaning bookmakers are giving them a 43.8% chance of advancing to the Eastern Conference Final.
Should the Rangers close at +120, it is evidence that the market has growing confidence in the Blueshirts, as they’ve closed +145, +140 and +130 in the previous three games in Raleigh.
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Carolina forward Nino Niederreiter gave the Wild a 5-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche in the fiirst round in 2014, while current Hurricane and popular ex-Blueshirt Derek Stepan, gave New York a 2-1 win against the Capitals in Round 2 in the 2015 postseason.
Earlier this month, Artemi Panarin notched the decisive goal against the Penguins in their Game 7 matchup at the Garden, enabling the Rangers to reach this moment. They can also look to winger Barclay Goodrow, who pushed then-Vegas coach Gerard Gallant -- now his Rangers bench boss -- out of the playoffs in 2019 with his first-round heroics for the Sharks in 2019.
Rangers vs. Hurricanes prediction: Game 7 thriller on tap
Carolina is now famously 7-0 at home and 0-7 on the road this postseason. With their win on Saturday night, the Rangers have moved to 4-0 in elimination games. And while those stats make for decent fodder and easy column inches, bettors should go a little deeper to try and make sense of what is going on in this bizarre series.
One trend that does seem worth acting on is that the Hurricanes have played a much tighter, more disciplined style of hockey at home, where they can get the matchups they want with the benefit of having the last change.
The Carolina Hurricanes have a perfect home record through the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs, but that record and the chance at an Eastern Conference Final berth are on the line on Monday as they host the New York Rangers in Game 7. The home team has been victorious throughout this entire best-best-of-seven series. But New York enter's Monday's winner-take-all fresh off a confident 5-2 win in Game 7 and won't go down without a fight. The winner of Monday's game will advance to the conference final and get the chance to defeat the reigning Stanley Cup champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning.
It all comes down to this, can Carolina continue their magical run at home or will New York swoop in and steal the series?
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Road struggles hampered Carolina in the first round as well. The Hurricanes lost all three of their road games against the Boston Bruins and were outscored by eight in the series.
It's been a bizarre identity shift for Carolina, a team that excelled away from Raleigh, N.C. during the regular season. The Hurricanes went 29-8-4 at PNC Arena in 2021-22, the fifth best home record in the NHL. But Carolina largely earned the Eastern Conference's No. 2 seed by finishing with a 25-12-4 road record, tied with the Calgary Flames for the second best in the league. Only the Washington Capitals had a better road record at 25-10-6.
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The Stanley Cup Playoffs are one of the most exciting postseason formats in sports. For the first time in three years, every team played a full 82-game regular season schedule without an interruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic. The divisions were completely back to normal with teams being permitted to cross the border and play in Canada and vice versa.
Bruins forward Brad Marchand expected to miss start of next season due to hip surgery
The Boston Bruins will have to do without forward Brad Marchand at the start of the 2022-23 season as he takes time to recover from surgery. Marchand underwent successful hip arthroscopy and labral repair on both hips in New York on Friday, the team announced. The recovery time is expected to be around six months.
In a cynical version of deja vu, the Hurricanes have lost every game on the road in both of their playoff rounds so far setting up a second game-seven at PNC Arena this year. Things feel similar yet vastly different than in the first round as Carolina has a ton of confidence at home. However, this go round they have less confidence in their own goaltender Antti Raanta after he was pulled in game six and even less confidence in their ability to beat the opposing goaltender Igor Shesterkin as they have yet to score more than three goals in any game this series.
Can the Hurricanes find magic inside the Loudest House in the NHL once more or will their playoff struggles finally be too much to overcome? We will find out tonight at 8pm.