May 26, 2022; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Hurricanes left wing Teuvo Teravainen (86) celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers during the second period in game five of the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports
- Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinal between the New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, May 28, is a pick’em, with each team is listed at -110
- The home team has won all five games played so far in this best-of-seven series
- All of the best bets, odds, picks and predictions for Game 6 Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Rangers are analyzed in the following story
If you’re Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour, how do you fool your players into thinking they’re not in the Big Apple as they face the New York Rangers on Saturday in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series between the two teams?
Often, when a team struggles at home, a coach will put them up in a hotel room the night before a road game, seeking to convince their psyches that they’re actually on the road. But what can Brind’Amour do to get his team to think they’re still in Carolina? Home movies? Family photos? Get mom to cook the pre-game meal?
Hurricanes vs Rangers Odds
|Carolina Hurricanes||+1.5 (-280)||O 6.5 (-115)||-110|
|New York Rangers||-1.5 (+230)||U 6.5 (-105)||-110|
Odds as of May 27th at Caesars Sportsbook.
Carolina has set a Stanley Cup record this spring by playing 12 straight playoff games all won by the home team. Up 3-2 in the best-of-seven set, the Hurricanes can eliminate the Rangers with a Game 6 victory on the road.
Oddsmakers are at least saying there’s a chance it could happen. Both the Hurricanes and Rangers are set at odds of -110. The Rangers are 5-0 straight up in their last five home games.
Puck drop for Game 6 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, May 28 is set for 8 pm ET. Tune in to ESPN to catch the broadcast.
New York Rangers vs Carolina NHL Betting Trends
With both teams at odds of -110 in the NHL betting lines, bettors are getting an implied probability of victory of 52.38% no matter which way they play this game. A $10 moneyline wager on either squad provides a return of $19.10.
As far as NHL public betting is concerned, the public is going slightly against the flow. A total of 52% of the bets placed against the spread are on the Hurricanes at +1.5. The moneyline splits are also showing 52% of the bets backing the Hurricanes at -110 odds. In the case of the total, again the public number is 52% and it’s on the under (6.5). All five games in the series have gone under.
There are only two players in the top 25 in terms of faceoff percentage in the playoffs that are still in the postseason.
— Cardiac Cane (@CardiacCane) May 27, 2022
In the Stanley Cup odds, the Hurricanes are currently the +600 third betting choice. At NHL odds of +1300, the Rangers are the second-longest shot on the board among the six teams still in the hunt for Lord Stanley’s mug.
Rangers vs Hurricanes Recent Results
|5/18/2022||Carolina 2 NY Rangers1||CAR||NYR||Under|
|5/20/2022||Carolina 2 NY Rangers 0||CAR||CAR||Under|
|5/22/2022||NY Rangers 3 Carolina 1||NYR||NYR||Under|
|5/24/2022||NY Rangers 4 Carolina 1||NYR||NYR||Under|
|5/26/2022||Carolina 3 NY Rangers 1||CAR||CAR||Under|
The Hurricanes are 9-0 in series when leading 3-2 in a playoff set. In Game 5, Carolina scored in the first period and on the power play for the first time during the series. The Canes also tallied their second shorthanded goal of the round.
The Rangers score a power play goal for a third-straight game with Mika Zibanejad collecting his sixth goal of the playoffs.
Zibanejad’s 15 points (6G-9A) are tied for third in the NHL in these playoffs.
— NYR Stats & Info (@NYRStatsInfo) May 26, 2022
Mika Zibanejad scored to tie Game 5 at 1-1. He extended his goal streak to three games, matching Andrew Copp for the longest by a Ranger this postseason. The last Rangers player to post a goal streak longer than three games in the playoffs was Brendan Shanahan (four games in 2007).
Carolina vs New York Rangers Injury Report
The Rangers are missing forwards Sammy Blais and Barclay Goodrow. Both are sidelined with lower-body injuries.
Seth Jarvis shared this morning that he did not lose any teeth as a result of the below, but his front four up top are all bent in.
He’ll get X-Rays in a couple days and they’ll reassess from there. Make no mistake though, he’ll be in the lineup tomorrow. Warrior. https://t.co/szPTgRlzbx
— Walt Ruff (@WaltRuff) May 27, 2022
Carolina goaltender Frederik Andersen (lower-body) has resumed practising with the team. Forward Seth Jarvis (teeth) is probable.
Raanta Winless on the Road
Carolina goalie Antti Raanta has won five in a row at home. Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin has won five in a row at home.
At age 33, joyful journeyman and perennial backup goalie Antti Raanta is finally having his moment with the Hurricanes.
And in true Raanta fashion, he’s savoring every minute.
📚 https://t.co/IZNQpp1YQu pic.twitter.com/dcC2XjSWli
— The Athletic NHL (@TheAthleticNHL) May 24, 2022
It’s Shesterkin who’s home for this game. Raanta is 0-4 on the road in the playoffs.
Hurricanes vs Rangers Projected Starting Goalies
At home, Shesterkin, the favorite in the Vezina Trophy odds is 5-1 with a 2.05 GAA and .949 save percentage.
When facing 40 or more shots this year, Igor Shesterkin is 7-1 (3-1 in playoffs, 4-0 in regular season).
— NYR Stats & Info (@NYRStatsInfo) May 22, 2022
Shesterkin is 26-7-3 in 36 combined home appearances this season, with a 1.88 goals-against average, .942 save percentage and five shutouts.
Hurricanes vs Rangers Game 6 Prediction
When a best-of-seven Stanley Cup series is tied 2-2, the winner of Game 5 holds an all-time series record of 223-60 (.788). That includes a 4-2 mark in the first round of the 2022 postseason. When the home team wins Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead, they go on to close out the series 80.6% of the time (141-34).
That being said, until the Hurricanes display an ability to get it done on the road, how can a NHL bettor back them away from home?
Pick: New York Rangers ML -1.5 (-110)
An industry veteran, Bob literally taught the course on the history of sports at Elder College. He has worked as a Sports Columnist for Postmedia, appeared as a guest on several radio stations, was the Vice President of the Society For International Hockey Research in Ontario, and written 25 books.