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Rangers take on the Hurricanes, look for 4th straight victory

April 11, 2022 GMT

Carolina Hurricanes (47-18-8, first in the Metropolitan) vs. New York Rangers (47-20-6, second in the Metropolitan)

New York; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: New York heads into a matchup against Carolina as winners of three straight games.

The Rangers are 13-7-1 against Metropolitan teams. New York is the top team in the Eastern Conference with 5.2 assists per game, led by Artemi Panarin averaging 1.0.

The Hurricanes are 12-8-1 against opponents from the Metropolitan. Carolina has scored 242 goals and ranks third in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.3 goals per game. Sebastian Aho leads the team with 33.

In their last meeting on March 20, New York won 2-0.

TOP PERFORMERS: Panarin has 88 total points for the Rangers, 21 goals and 67 assists. Chris Kreider has eight goals and six assists over the last 10 games for New York.

Aho leads the Hurricanes with 39 total assists and has 72 points. Teuvo Teravainen has 10 points over the last 10 games for Carolina.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 7-2-1, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.1 assists, three penalties and 6.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with an .890 save percentage.

Hurricanes: 5-3-2, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.6 assists, 4.6 penalties and 11.7 penalty minutes while allowing 2.4 goals per game with a .902 save percentage.

INJURIES: Rangers: Tyler Motte: out (upper body), Filip Chytil: day to day (upper body).

Hurricanes: Brendan Smith: day to day (undisclosed), Jesperi Kotkaniemi: out (lower-body).

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