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Carolina and the Rangers enjoyed a bright and entertaining play in the first round of the playoffs. Will the Hurricanes and Blueshirts be able to do the same again? We predict there will be no problems with goals again!Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Carolina is a team that is slowly approaching Stanley Cup contender status. Rod Brind'Amour has done a tremendous job in recent years of transforming the Hurricanes from an NHL underdog into one of the league favourites.
The last regular season was very good for Carolina, they even topped the Eastern Conference standings for a long time, but in the end they finished in second place. Already in the first round of the playoffs the Hurricanes had to face the dangerous Boston. The home side won all seven games in the series, and the decisive seventh game was played in Raleigh 3:2.
New York Rangers
While Carolina made steady progress in recent years to become a formidable force, the Rangers failed for several seasons. Then last offseason, the management of the New York club finally decided to appoint a real coach, replacing David Quinn with Gerard Gallant.
The Rangers showed stable results in the regular season, avoiding severe slumps, so there was no doubt that they could make the playoffs. In the first round, the Blueshirts were very lucky with their opponent, as Pittsburgh, in their current state, was not ready to contend for the Stanley Cup, and injuries to both goaltenders and Sidney Crosby made life even more difficult for the Penguins. However, still, it came down to the decisive seventh game, where they beat the Rangers in overtime 4:3.
Expert Betting Tips
Carolina and the Rangers were not among the league's highest-scoring teams in the regular season, but they suddenly decided to have a strong and productive streak in the playoffs. The Hurricanes scored 44 goals (6.29 average per game) in their seven games with Boston, and the Bluebirds even managed 57 shots on goal (8.14 average per game) in their seven meetings with Pittsburgh. So, we would expect a total over 34.5 goals in the series.
Carolina and the Rangers were the clear favorites to win the series in the first round of the playoffs, but they eventually went into the decisive seventh game with a win. We can't expect either team to emerge victorious in this upcoming contest. After all, the Hurricanes and Blueshirts are comparable opponents in their current form. The Red and Black were stronger in the regular season, winning three out of four games, but the New York team has proven to beat a competitive opponent in the playoffs. Therefore, we need to bet on a total over 5.5 games in the series at odds of about 1.496.
When it comes to the winner of the clash, the odds seem even. Even the Rangers may have a slight edge, as they have a more experienced roster, but a seven-game winning streak over Pittsburgh should strengthen their cohesion. Carolina, while continuing to progress gradually, still looks too young. In such a situation, we suggest betting on a Rangers advance to the other round at odds of around 2.40.
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