PREVIEW: The New York Rangers aim to secure their spot in the next round of the NHL Playoffs against the Carolina Hurricanes in game six. This matchup marks their ninth encounter this season, with the Hurricanes claiming victory in the previous game with a 4-1 scoreline.
Carolina boasts a strong record of 52-23-7 overall, with an impressive 22-7-7 record against the Metropolitan Division. Their success is often linked to scoring three or more goals, as they hold a remarkable 54-8-4 record in such games.
Meanwhile, New York stands at 55-23-4 overall, with a commendable 25-10-0 record within the Metropolitan Division. The Rangers have demonstrated their prowess by going 51-8-3 when scoring at least three goals.

KEY PLAYERS: Sebastian Aho leads the charge for the Hurricanes with 36 goals and 53 assists. Jake Guentzel has been instrumental for Carolina with four goals and five assists in the past 10 games.
For the Rangers, Vincent Trocheck has been a standout performer with 25 goals and 52 assists. Mika Zibanejad has contributed significantly with three goals and 11 assists in the last 10 games.

RECENT FORM: The Hurricanes have maintained a solid performance in their last 10 games, posting a record of 6-1-3. They have been averaging 3.5 goals, 6.1 assists, 4.4 penalties, and 11.5 penalty minutes per game, conceding an average of 2.7 goals.
On the other hand, the Rangers have been in exceptional form, winning eight out of their last 10 games with a record of 8-2-0. They have been averaging 3.4 goals, 5.9 assists, 4.8 penalties, and 10.4 penalty minutes per game, while conceding an average of 2.2 goals.

We know that the fourth game is always the toughest one to win,” Trouba said. “It’s a team with their season on the line. We’ve got to find a way to match that level of intensity and desperation.”



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