Carolina Hurricanes (52-20-8, first in Metropolitan) vs. New York Rangers (51-22-6, second in the Metropolitan)
New York; Tuesday at 19 EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Carolina seeks to keep its four-game winning streak alive when the Hurricanes take on New York.
Rangers are 15-8-1 in division matches. New York is ninth in the Eastern Conference with an average of 5.3 assists per game, led by Artemi Panarin with 1.0.
The Hurricanes are 15-8-1 against opponents from the Metropolitan. Carolina is number four in the Eastern Conference with 9.1 points per game. match, with an average of 3.3 goals and 5.8 assists.
Carolina beat New York 4-2 in the final meeting between these teams on April 12th.
TOP FORMERS: Mika Zibanejad leads Rangers with a plus-28 in 79 games this season. Panarin has 12 assists over the last 10 games for New York.
Sebastian Aho leads the Hurricanes with 43 total assists and has 79 points. Jordan Staal has nine goals and an assist over the last 10 games for Carolina.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 7-2-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 6.3 assists, 2.6 penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes, while giving up 1.4 goals per game. match with a save percentage of 0.947.
Hurricanes: 7-3-0, averaging 3.6 goals, 5.8 assists, 4.1 penalties and nine penalty minutes, while allowing 2.8 goals per game with a save percentage of 0.888.
INJURIES: Rangers: Kaapo Kakko: out (lower body), Tyler Motte: out (upper body), Andrew Copp: day to day (lower body), Filip Chytil: day to day (undisclosed).
Hurricanes: Frederik Andersen: out (undisclosed), Vincent Trocheck: day to day (rest), Antti Raanta: day to day (lower body), Jesperi Kotkaniemi: day to day (undisclosed).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Writing and data from Sportradar.