New York Rangers versus Carolina Hurricanes playoffs schedule
The New York Rangers will face the Carolina Hurricanes in Round Two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Blueshirts advanced in the playoffs thanks to a 3-1 series deficit comeback against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Artemi Panarin’s power play goal five minutes into the first OT completed the feat and moves the scene from NYC to Raleigh.
Here is the schedule between the Metropolitan Division first and second place teams for their Round Two matchup.
New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes Schedule
|GM 1: Wednesday 5/18 @CAR||7PM ET||(ESPN, SNE, SNO, SNP, TVA Sports)|
|GM 2: Friday, 5/20 @CAR||8PM ET||(ESPN, SNE, SNO, SNP, TVA Sports)|
|GM 3: Sunday, 5/22 @NYR||3:30PM ET||(ESPN, Sportsnet, SN360, TVA Sports)|
|GM 4: Tuesday, 5/24 @NYR||7PM ET||(ESPN, SNE, SNO, SNP, TVA Sports)|
|GM 5: Thursday, 5/26 @CAR||TBD||TBA|
|GM 6: Saturday, 5/28 @NYR||TBD||TBA|
|GM 7: Monday, 5/30 @CAR||TBD||TBA|
NY Rangers vs Hurricanes Season Series
Season Series: 3-1 CAR
NYR Goals For: 10
NYR Goals Against: 14
The Rangers had plenty of difficulties with the Hurricanes this season. Their only win was considered a stolen one thanks to Alexandar Georgiev’s 44 save performance in a 2-0 win back on March 20.
Number 1 goaltender Igor Shesterkin lost both times he faced the Canes posting a subpar .883 SV% and a 3.63 GAA,
Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad were the Rangers offensive stars during the regular season. Each had five points with Kreider posting 4 goals and Zibanejad having 4 assists. Artemi Panarin struggled mightily against Carolina with just 1 assist, and Fox only had 2 helpers.
For the Hurricanes, Sebastian Aho steamrolled the Rangers with 7 points (3G – 4A) with former Rangers defenseman Tony DeAngelo adding 1 goal and 1 assists from the blue-line. In goal, Frederik Andersen led the team with a 2-1 record versus the Blueshirts posting a .914 SV% and 2.01 GAA.
On the Rangers injury front, Barclay Goodrow was ruled out for the Penguins after suffering a lower-body injury. His status is unknown.
For the Hurricanes, #1 goaltender Frederik Andersen was injured late in the season and missed the entire first-round against the Boston Bruins. His status is also unknown.
NHL Playoffs Round Two Matchups
Here is a look at all 4 playoff matchups.
|EASTERN CONFERENCE||WESTERN CONFERENCE|
|(A1) Panthers vs (AC3) Lightning GM1: 5/17||(C1) Avalanche vs (C3) Blues GM1: 5/17|
|(M1) Hurricanes vs (M2) Rangers GM1: 5/18||(P1) Flames vs (P2) Oilers GM1: 5/18|
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