Rangers vs Carolina: prediction for the NHL game
New York Rangers
The Rangers started the quarterfinal series with two defeats away (1:2 OT and 0:2), but at home they demonstrated solid defensive play and recorded two victories, thus leveling the score in the series. In the fifth game, New York lost again (1:3). It is clear that the team struggles away from home, but today the opponents will play in New York, where the Rangers should put up a good fight.
In the current Stanley Cup playoffs, Carolina won only when they played at home. The Hurricanes seem unbeatable at their home court, but they always lose away. For instance, they lost twice in New York (1:3 and 1:4) during the quarterfinal series. However, the Hurricanes are currently leading with 3 victories against 2 losses and can book their ticket to the semifinals tonight.
In 3 head-to-head games in a row, the teams scored in each period.
In 4 head-to-head games out of 5, the teams didn't score more than one goal in the second period.
Carolina aren't as impressive in away games as they are at home. Every time the Hurricanes visited their opponents during the playoffs, they lost. That is why we think the Rangers will not lose tonight - at least, in regulation. New York have no room for error and will strive to get the best result in the upcoming fixture.
Our prediction -Rangers to not lose
Fewer than six goals were scored in five previous games of this match. The teams play in a very defensive manner in head-to-head games, so we doubt we will see many goals today. Take the under.
Second prediction - total under 5.5 goals