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Carolina brings 2-0 lead into game 3 against New York

May 21, 2022 GMT

Carolina Hurricanes (54-20-8, first in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New York Rangers (52-24-6, second in the Metropolitan Division)

New York; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Hurricanes -119, Rangers -101; over/under is 5.5

NHL PLAYOFFS SECOND ROUND: Hurricanes lead series 2-0

BOTTOM LINE: The Carolina Hurricanes visit the New York Rangers in the second round of the NHL Playoffs with a 2-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Friday for the sixth time this season. The Hurricanes won 2-0 in the previous matchup.

New York is 14-8-1 against the Metropolitan Division and 52-24-6 overall. The Rangers are 17-6-3 in games decided by one goal.

Carolina has gone 54-20-8 overall with a 13-8-1 record in Metropolitan Division play. The Hurricanes have gone 13-6-2 in games their opponents commit more penalties.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mika Zibanejad has 30 goals and 52 assists for the Rangers. Chris Kreider has five goals and two assists over the last 10 games.

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Sebastian Aho has 37 goals and 44 assists for the Hurricanes. Seth Jarvis has scored three goals with four assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 5-3-2, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.6 assists, 3.9 penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.

Hurricanes: 7-3-0, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.8 assists, 4.3 penalties and nine penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game.

INJURIES: Rangers: Barclay Goodrow: out (lower body), Sammy Blais: out for season (lower body).

Hurricanes: Jordan Martinook: day to day (lower-body), Frederik Andersen: out (lower body), Jake Gardiner: out (hip/back).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.