The Carolina Hurricanes host the New York Rangers tonight as they look to gain two more points in the Metropolitan Division. Here’s what the Canes need to do to make sure that happens.
The Carolina Hurricanes take on the New York Rangers tonight for the final time in the 2019-20 regular season.
The Canes desperately need a win against their Divisional opponent tonight to secure two more points in both the league standings and the Metropolitan Division standings.
The New York Rangers have been on a tear recently, winning 5 of their last 6 games. The lone loss came against the Boston Bruins this past Sunday by a score of 3-1.
In this stretch, the Rangers have down opponents such as the LA Kings, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Winnipeg Jets, and the Columbus Blue Jackets.
As of right now, the Carolina Hurricanes claim the 1st wildcard playoff spot in the Metropolitan Division with 72 points; a tie-breaker of ROW has them above the New York Islanders in this regard. Adversely, the New York Rangers are currently out of the playoff picture, and 2nd to last in the Metropolitan Division above with 66 points.
The New York Rangers have always played the Carolina Hurricanes well, and tonight’s matchup will be no different, even if noted Canes-killer Henrik Lundqvist will sit tonight in lieu of rookie phenom Igor Shesterkin. Let’s take a look at what the Carolina Hurricanes need to do to claim two points from another Metro division opponent.