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NHL Preview: Carolina Hurricanes (6-4-0) at New York Rangers (7-2-0)



The Hurricanes earned a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Monday, extending their win streak to three games (10/26-10/30). Michael Bunting (1g, 1a) and Stefan Noesen (1g, 1a) each tallied two points, and Teuvo Teravainen scored his second straight game-winning goal with just 3:47 left in regulation, giving him a team-high eight goals through 10 games this season. Dmitry Orlov also recorded an assist for the second straight game, while Andrei Svechnikov posted an assist for his point in 2023-24. Frederik Andersen stopped 26 of 28 shots faced in net, including 21 of 21 over the final two periods, to improve to 4-0-0 this season.


Brett Pesce, lower-body, missed five games (10/21-10/30) 2023-24

Man-Games Lost Due to Injury: 18


— Carolina is facing New York in the first of four meetings between the teams during the 2022-23 season. — Carolina and New York are meeting for the 157th time in their regular-season histories. Carolina holds a 60-80-7-9 overall record, including a 23-47-4-5 record at Madison Square Garden. — The Rangers won the regular-season series 3-1-0 in 2022-23 (Hurricanes: 1-3-0). — Carolina suffered a 5-3 loss at Madison Square Garden on 1/3/23. Paul Stastny tallied two assists, while Brent Burns, Jalen Chatfield and Martin Necas each scored for the Hurricanes. Pyotr Kochetkov made 26 saves in net. — The Hurricanes fell to the Rangers, 6-2, at PNC Arena on 2/11/23. Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Teuvo Teravainen scored for Carolina, and Frederik Andersen made 13 saves in net. — Carolina earned a 3-2 win over New York at Madison Square Garden on 3/21/23. Jalen Chatfield, Stefan Noesen and Teuvo Teravainen all scored in the third period, while Frederik Andersen stopped 29 of 31 shots faced in net. — The Hurricanes suffered a 2-1 loss against the Rangers at PNC Arena on 3/23/23. Sebastian Aho scored Carolina’s lone goal, as Frederik Andersen stopped 14 of 16 shots faced in net. — Carolina and New York also met in the playoffs in 2022, as the Rangers eliminated the Hurricanes in seven games during the Eastern Conference Second Round. — Sebastian Aho has tallied 17 points (10g, 7a) in 24 career regular-season games against New York. — Brent Burns has recorded 19 points (5g, 14a) in 27 career regular-season games against the Rangers. — Dmitry Orlov has earned 18 points (1g, 17a) in 41 career regular-season games against New York, marking his most assists and points against any NHL opponent. — Andrei Svechnikov has registered 12 points (3g, 9a) in 14 career regular-season games against New York. — Tony DeAngelo skated in 167 NHL games with the Rangers from 2017-21, posting 92 points (19g, 73a). New York acquired DeAngelo from ARI along with a first-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft (Lias Andersson) in exchange for Hurricanes teammate Antti Raanta and former Hurricanes teammate Derek Stepan. — Raanta made 55 appearances with New York from 2015-17, earning a 27-14-4 record, 2.25 GAA, .921 SV% and five shutouts. — Jack Drury is the nephew of Rangers President, General Manager and Alternate Governor Chris Drury. Jack was also born in New York City on 2/3/00 while his father, Ted, was playing for the Islanders. — Jesper Fast was selected by New York in the sixth round (157th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft and posted 147 points (55g, 92a) in 422 NHL games with the team from 2013-20, winning the Rangers Players’ Player Award in five consecutive seasons (2015-20) and serving as an alternate captain for three straight seasons (2017-20). — Brendan Lemieux earned 31 points (11g, 20a) and 214 penalty minutes in 109 games with New York from 2019-21. — Brady Skjei was selected by New York in the first round (28th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft and played 307 NHL games with the Rangers from 2015-20, recording 112 points (25g, 87a) and earning selection to the NHL’s All-Rookie Team in 2016-17. Skjei was acquired by Carolina from New York in exchange for a first-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft (Hendrix Lapierre) on 2/24/20. — Adam Fox was a Hurricanes prospect in 2018-19 but never skated with the organization. Acquired from CGY along with Dougie Hamilton and Michael Ferland in exchange for Noah Hanifin and Elias Lindholm on 6/23/18, Fox was traded to New York in exchange for a secondround pick in the 2019 NHL Draft (Mads Sogaard) and a third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft (Noel Gunler) on 4/30/19. — Vincent Trocheck was acquired by Carolina from FLA in exchange for Erik Haula, Eetu Luostarinen, Chase Priskie and Lucas Wallmark on 2/24/20 and skated in 135 games with the Hurricanes from 2020-22, tallying 96 points (39g, 57a). — Rangers Head Coach Peter Laviolette coached the Hurricanes from 12/15/03-12/3/08, posting a 167-122-6-28 record and leading the Hurricanes to their first Stanley Cup in 2006.


Carolina earned a 3-2 win at PHI (10/30) after trailing 2-1 through 20 minutes, as Michael Bunting tied the game on the power play in the second period before Teuvo Teravainen scored the winner in the final minutes of regulation. The Hurricanes have now posted two comeback wins in their last three games (10/26-10/30), as they also trailed 2-0 in the first period of their overtime win against the Kraken last Thursday. Their four total comeback wins this season (also 10/11 vs. OTT, 10/17 at SJS) trail only NJD (5) and VGK (5) for the league lead. Carolina has also registered two third-period comeback wins in 2023-24, tied for the second-most of any team (ANA: 3), after setting a franchise record with 10 such wins last season.



New York Rangers 3, Winnipeg Jets 2 – F/OT – October 30, 2023 – Canada Life Centre

NYR Goals: A. Panarin (5), C. Kreider (6), M. Zibanejad (2)

WPG Goals: D. Gustafsson (2), N. Ehlers (2)

NYR Goalie: I. Shesterkin (W – 27/29)

WPG Goalie: C. Hellebuyck (OTL – 23/26)

NYR Shots: 26

WPG Shots: 29

NYR PP: 1/3 NYR PK: 3/3

RECAP/NOTES: New York closed out its season long five-game road trip with a comeback victory against Winnipeg, in overtime. It is the first time in franchise history the Rangers have swept a road trip with at least five games. Artemi Panarin recorded three points (1G-2A) on his 32nd birthday and Mika Zibanejad earned the game winning goal.

RANGERS RUNDOWN – The New York Rangers return home for a Metropolitan Division matchup against the Carolina Hurricanes at MSG (7:00 PM ET – TV: MSG Network – Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). New York will play four of its next five contests at home. – The Blueshirts have the third most wins (7) and points (14) in the NHL. – The Rangers are riding a five-game win streak and attempt to earn eight wins in their first 10 games for the second time in franchise history (Last: 1983-84 – 9-1-0). – Tonight, Artemi Panarin is set to play in his 600th career game. – The Rangers will begin a 12-game month of November slate tonight. Since 2015-16, the Blueshirts’ 60 wins in November are tied for second in the NHL behind Toronto’s 65. – The Rangers have power play goals in eight of their first nine games. New York’s 34.4 power play percentage is the second best in the NHL behind New Jersey’s 42.4 mark. The Rangers’ 11 power play goals are the third most in the NHL. The last time the Blueshirts had 11 or more power play goals in their first nine games of a season was the 2009-10 campaign (11 PPGs). – The Rangers have been over 50 percent in the faceoff circle in seven of nine games. Their 54.5 faceoff percentage ranks third in the NHL. – The Blueshirts have allowed the second fewest GA/GP (2.00) in the NHL and second fewest shots per game in the NHL (26.2). – The Blueshirts have won nine of their last 13 regular season games against the Hurricanes and have wins in 10 out of their last 15 games against them. At home, New York is 18-4-0 in its last 22 contests against Carolina. LAST GAME – New York’s four comeback victories are tied for the third most in the NHL and its two third-period comeback wins are tied for second in the league. – The Rangers’ defensemen have recorded 27 points, the fifth most in the NHL, and eight goals lead the league. 34.6 percent of all points recorded this season have come from defensemen, the highest mark in the NHL. – When scoring first, the Rangers are a league-best 5-0-0. – The Rangers complete a stretch of four consecutive games with each contest being in a different time zone (MT, PT, CT, ET) for the ninth time in franchise history. The last time they did this was in 2018-19.

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