[7:10 PM] Hurricanes @ Rangers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Carolina Hurricanes (9-8-4)

@ New York Rangers (15-7-1)


Starting Goalies:

Cam Ward (CAR): Confirmed

Henrik Lundqvist(NYR): Confirmed


The Metropolitan Division-leading Rangers won six in a row at home to improve to 8-1-0 at Madison Square Garden before the current drought, which includes a 2-0 loss to visiting Ottawa on Sunday. It was the first shutout defeat for New York, which is by far the highest-scoring team in the NHL.

The resurgent Hurricanes are 6-2-0 in their last eight games after snapping a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over Florida on Sunday. Carolina has not allowed more than two goals in each of the past eight games, with its losses coming by 2-1 scores.

Jeff Skinner had one goal and set up another as Carolina erased an early two-goal deficit in Sunday’s 3-2 win over Florida, taking the sting out of consecutive 2-1 defeats in Montreal and Ottawa. Cam Ward, who has permitted nine goals in his last seven starts, will be back in net Tuesday after a rare night off.

Despite its scoring prowess, New York continues to stumble on the power play. The Rangers whiffed on four man-advantage chances against Ottawa and are 1-for-15 in the last six contests.

Rangers F Kevin Hayes is second on the team with 10 goals but has failed to tally in 10 games against Carolina.


StreakSmarts Pick: New York Rangers

Confidence: 6/10

StreakSmarter Pick