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Rangers vs. Hurricanes Game 5 Stanley Cup Playoffs Odds and Preview – May 26th, 2022

By Hank Blaine

The home team is 4-0 in the NHL Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Rangers and oddsmakers expect that trend to continue with the Hurricanes as solid home favorites for Game 5 on Thursday.

Nitrobetting is ready to dish out some slick assists to get bets into the back of the net. This time, let’s break down the upcoming Game 5 East Division Final matchup between the New York Rangers and the Carolina Hurricanes, along with the latest NHL odds and information about the teams and players involved.

Rangers vs. Hurricanes Game 5 Information

  • When: Thursday, May 26, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
  • Radio: 105.3 The Fan KRLD-FM (Rangers) // 99.9 The Fan (Hurricanes)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: Rangers (-129) / Hurricanes (-156)


Why Bet on the New York Rangers?

The Rangers won Game 4 on Tuesday 4-1 at home to even the series 2-2 – Carolina is winless on the road in these playoffs, losing every game by multiple goals, and has won every home game.

Andrew Copp scored a goal and registered two assists in Game 4. Copp, who was acquired by Winnipeg during the season, has been fantastic for the Rangers in the playoffs, scoring five goals and 10 points in 11 contests. Copp has the second-most playoff points among in-season additions behind Edmonton forward Evander Kane. Copp needs six more to match the most by an in-season acquisition in Rangers history, achieved by Steve Larmer in 1994 with 16 points.

Former Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Adam Fox scored the game-winning goal and registered an assist in the win. Fox reached 13 points in these playoffs to jump Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar (12 points) for sole possession of the league lead among blueliners. Fox also became the sixth player in franchise history with a postseason-opening home point streak of six or more games, joining Mark Messier, Wayne Gretzky, Luc Robitaille, Pierre Larouche and Brad Park. Park is the only other defenseman among that cohort.

Frank Vatrano scored a goal and registered an assist as well. Vatrano has three goals and seven points in 11 contests in 2021-22. It snapped his five-game point drought.

Igor Shesterkin saved 30 of 31 shots. Through four games, he’s allowed just five goals in the second round. Shesterkin has carried the Rangers to back-to-back wins by stopping 73 of 75 shots over that span. He is 5-1 at home in these playoffs (2.05 GAA, .949 SV%), with his only defeat occurring in Game 1 of the First Round when he made 79 saves in a triple-overtime loss. 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. The Russian became the fifth goaltender in club history with a five-game home winning streak during a postseason, following Mike Richter (1994), Steve Baker (1981), Ed Giacomin (1974) and Dave Kerr (1940). Shesterkin hasn’t been quite as good on the road.

Why Bet on the Carolina Hurricanes?

Teuvo Teravainen had the lone goal for Carolina and has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last five games. He’s up to three goals and 10 points in 11 playoff games this year. It was Teravainen’s 15th career playoff goal and he surpassed Ron Francis (14) for sole possession of fifth on the Hurricanes/Whalers’ all-time list. Sebastian Aho assisted on Teravainen’s goal. It was Aho’s 26th career playoff assist to surpass Ron Francis (25) for sole possession of first on the Hurricanes/Whalers’ all-time playoff list.

Antti Raanta stopped 24 of 28 shots in the loss, ending Raanta’s run of four straight games where he allowed two or fewer goals. Only two teams in NHL history have lost their first five road games in a postseason – the 1992 Canadiens and 1976 Maple Leafs each went 0-5 as visitors.

Carolina entered Tuesday’s game 0-for-7 on the power play and then went 0-for-2. Now at just 11.6% on the man advantage in the postseason, the Canes were also chasing the game after New York was able to capitalize on a first period man advantage of their own for a second straight game.

“What’re you going to do? You have to keep getting the chances. I’m happy that we’re creating offense. [Igor Shesterkin] played well. You have to give him a ton of credit. But the [poor] start is what did it to us,” Canes coach Rod Brind’Amour said.

New York’s four-game home playoff win streak is the team’s longest such run since 2017 when it also won four.

Rangers vs. Hurricanes Betting Trends

  • Rangers are 14-37 in the last 51 playoff games as an underdog.
  • Rangers are 1-5 in the last 6 road games.
  • The total went under in 4 of NY Rangers’ last 5 games.
  • Hurricanes are 6-1 in the last 7 games following a loss of 3 or more goals.
  • Hurricanes are 44-16 in the last 60 home games.
  • The total went under in 5 of Carolina’s last 5 games.

Rangers vs. Hurricanes Expert Betting Predictions

Hurricanes 3, Rangers 2.

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