Hurricanes vs. Rangers Prediction
The Carolina Hurricanes are coming off a high-scoring overtime win as they prepare for a road tilt tonight at the New York Rangers. Can Carolina win its third consecutive game with another victory in this spot?
Friday, February 8, 2019
Madison Square Garden at 8:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Hurricanes are a -120 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Rangers are a +100 underdog, while the over-under is set at 6 goals. As of Friday morning, 83 percent of public bets are being placed on host New York. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Hurricanes prevail in OT
Carolina won a 6-5 thriller Thursday night at Buffalo to improve to 27-21-6 on the season. Teuvo Teravainen scored his second goal of the game and 14th of the season unassisted 3:25 into overtime for the game-winner. Carolina took a 1-0 lead through one period as Justin Faulk scored 4:04 into the game on assists from Sebastian Aho and Justin Williams. Teravainen made it 2-0 in the second on assists by Jordan Martinook and Andrei Svechnikov. The Sabres proceeded to score twice the rest of the period to even the score at 2-2. Greg McKegg gave the Hurricanes the lead back 1:54 into the third on assists by Trevor van Riemsdyk and Calvin de Haan. After Buffalo tied it back up at 3-3, Brock McGinn gave the visitors the lead back with 8:57 remaining on a goal assisted by Martinook and Svechnikov. Nino Niederreiter scored a power play goal, his 15th of the season to push the Carolina lead to two goals with 5:02 left. Teravainen and Aho picked up assists. Buffalo proceeded to score twice in the final 4:19 to even it up before the Hurricanes won in OT. Curtis McElhinney surrendered five goals on 39 shots in the winning effort.
Rangers down Bruins in shootout
New York secured a 4-3 home win in a shootout over Boston Wednesday night to move to 23-22-8 on the season. Mika Zibanejad and Anthony DeAngelo found the back of the net as the Rangers won the shootout by a count of 2-1. Zibanejad opened the scoring with 2:15 left in the first period on a goal assisted by Mats Zuccarello. The Bruins scored tthree times in the second period to grab a 3-1 advantage through 40 minutes. Kevin Hayes pulled New York within a goal midway through the third off assists by Jimmy Vesey and Pavel Buchnevich. Filip Chytil evened the score at 3-3 on the power play with 7:19 remaining as Buchnevich and Tony DeAngeo drew assists. Alexandar Georgiev recorded 27 saves on 30 shots to post the victory.
NHL Betting Trends
The Hurricanes are 6-0 in their last six in the third game of a three-in-four situation. Carolina is 4-1 in its last five games.
The Rangers are 6-2 in their last eight games playing on one day of rest. New York is 17-35 in its last 52 games versus the Eastern Conference.
The Rangers come in with more rest and should have Henrik Lundqvist back in net. New York has played some good hockey lately and showed fight in not folding against Boston after a rough second period. The Hurricanes eked by last night, but I can’t imagine they’ll have a lot to offer tonight with the quick turnaround. My money is on New York here.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK RANGERS +100