Money Line: -123.00 Carolina (Home)
The Rangers went 4-0 vs. the Hurricanes in the regular season, but while they have proven themselves capable of scoring goals, they struggle big time on the defensive end of the ice conceding 3.14 gpg on the season.
In a matchup like this where you don't know where the teams stand following the long hiatus, I'm going with the better blueliners and stronger defensive fundamentals.
Rangers are 2-5 in their last 7 postseason games as an underdog. Hurricanes are 17-5 in their last 22 postseason games as a favorite.
8* play on Carolina Hurricanes.