New York Rangers (52-24-6, second in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (54-20-8, first in the Metropolitan Division)
Raleigh, North Carolina; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Hurricanes -170, Rangers +143; over/under is 5.5
NHL PLAYOFFS SECOND ROUND: Hurricanes host series opener
BOTTOM LINE: The Carolina Hurricanes host the New York Rangers in game one of the Eastern Conference second round. The teams meet Tuesday for the fifth time this season. The Hurricanes went 3-1 against the Rangers during the regular season. In their last regular season meeting on April 26, the Hurricanes won 4-3. Max Domi led the Hurricanes with two goals.
Carolina has gone 54-20-8 overall with a 13-8-1 record in Metropolitan Division games. The Hurricanes have a +77 scoring differential, with 277 total goals scored and 200 conceded.
New York is 52-24-6 overall with a 14-8-1 record in Metropolitan Division games. The Rangers have gone 42-5-2 when scoring at least three goals.
TOP PERFORMERS: Teuvo Teravainen has 22 goals and 43 assists for the Hurricanes. Seth Jarvis has four goals and four assists over the last 10 games.
Mika Zibanejad has 30 goals and 52 assists for the Rangers. Chris Kreider has six goals and three assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hurricanes: 7-3-0, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.5 assists, 4.7 penalties and 9.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.
Rangers: 5-4-1, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.4 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game.
INJURIES: Hurricanes: Jordan Martinook: day to day (lower-body), Frederik Andersen: out (lower body), Jake Gardiner: out (hip/back).
Rangers: Barclay Goodrow: out (lower body), Sammy Blais: out for season (lower body).