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(NHL) NY Rangers vs. Carolina, 08/01/2020 12:00 PM, Score: 2 - 3
Money Line: 111.00 NY Rangers (Away)
Bookmaker: SportsBetting
Result: Loss
The Rangers have been a thorn in the side of the Hurricanes. New York has taken 31 of the last 37 meetings in regular season action between these teams. This is a rare playoff meeting between these teams and is a best of 5 series so the early jump (taking Game 1) is huge. Look for the Rangers to take advantage of Carolina being without Dougie Hamilton. Already their defensive corps was in a state of flux because newly acquired Sami Vatanen hasn't even played in a regular season game yet with his Hurricanes teammates. Now, after the covid-19 shutdown and resulting cancellation of games, he is suddenly thrust into playoff action with his new team. Look for the Rangers to prove to be the more cohesive team on the ice in Game 1 of this series early Saturday. Per the above as well as the simulation report, play NEW YORK RANGERS