Playoff Series Preview Part 2: Defense

Let's take a look at the defense
Carolina Hurricanes v New York Rangers
Carolina Hurricanes v New York Rangers / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages
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Carolina Hurricanes v Montreal Canadiens / Minas Panagiotakis/GettyImages


This is a tough pick as both teams are solid from top to bottom.  There are no true weaknesses in either team’s defensive pairings.  The Rangers have 2 players on their back end that have the ability to significantly impact the series; with Adam Fox and his game breaking ability and Jacob Trouba with his ability to throw a dirty hit and injure someone.  However, I think the Hurricanes have the advantage in overall team defense and have the better overall defensive unit.