Carolina plays New York in game 2 of Eastern Conference qualifying round

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
 
Posted8/2/2020 7:00 AM

New York Rangers (37-28-5, seventh in the Metropolitan Division during the regular season) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (38-25-5, fourth in the Metropolitan Division during the regular season)

Toronto; Monday, 12 p.m. EDT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

EASTERN CONFERENCE QUALIFYING ROUND: Carolina leads series 1-0

BOTTOM LINE: The Carolina Hurricanes face off against the New York Rangers in game two of the Eastern Conference qualifying round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Carolina has a 1-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Monday for the sixth time this season.

The Hurricanes are 20-17-2 in Eastern Conference games. Carolina is seventh in the league averaging 5.6 assists per game, led by Teuvo Teravainen with 0.7.

The Rangers are 24-17-2 against conference opponents. New York ranks second in the league shooting 10.7% and averaging 3.3 goals on 31.1 shots per game.

TOP PERFORMERS: Sebastian Aho has 66 total points for the Hurricanes, 38 goals and 28 assists. Justin Williams has six goals over the last 10 games for Carolina.

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Artemi Panarin leads the Rangers with a plus-36 in 69 games this season. Mika Zibanejad has 14 goals and three assists over the last 10 games for New York.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hurricanes: 5-4-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.6 assists, 5.3 penalties and 12.3 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .895 save percentage.

Rangers: 4-5-1, averaging 3.3 goals, 6.2 assists, 4.4 penalties and 10.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with an .893 save percentage.

INJURIES: Hurricanes: Dougie Hamilton: day to day (undisclosed).

Rangers: Igor Shesterkin: out (undisclosed), Jesper Fast: day to day (undisclosed).

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

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