The New York Rangers achieved their mission of forcing a Game 7, but to punch their ticket to the Eastern Conference Final, they must beat the Carolina Hurricanes on the road. The Hurricanes are undefeated when playing in front of their home crowd and have dominated the Rangers so far this series. The Rangers will need to carry the momentum of a victory into Carolina, something they failed to do after winning Games 3 and 4. This is where you’ll find everything, including team win odds, the over/under, and point spreads.
Seth Jarvis – Player Points (Over 0.5, +100)
Game 7 situations can be tricky when picking players who will show up and record some points. Naturally, the mindset is to lean towards the star players, but it’s not unusual for an unexpected hero to show up. 20-year-old Seth Jarvis has become somewhat of a household name in Carolina, and his future looks bright. He registered five points in seven games against the Bruins and currently has three points against the Rangers.
It’s plausible he helps his team get on the board on this one, especially given the way he’s played so far. He’s playing a complete game as his analytics show positive trends in puck possession while averaging three hits per game. Jarvis is an exciting player that gives the team’s top six a dynamic look, and he’ll no doubt be at the top of his game tonight. If you have some pocket change and are considering this game, he’s a good gamble to risk it on.
Teuvo Teravainen – Player Shots (Over 2.5, +110)
As one of the more consistent players on Carolina’s bench, Teuvo Teravainen is a player to watch out for. He put up seven points in seven games against the Bruins, including two multi-point efforts, and was a threat every shift. He’s quickly become a player that opposing teams circle on the whiteboard when preparing for a game, and he’ll be someone the Rangers will want to keep at bay.
He’s hovering close to three shots per game with 15, and he’s always looking to shoot. Teravainen excels at finding open spaces and creating havoc with his speed and ability to shift gears. It’s a treat to watch just how cerebral of a player he can be, and it’s quickly turned a Rangers’ team upside down defensively. If he’s on top of his game tonight, expect him to hit the over on shots, as he’ll try to get Igor Shesterkin moving around and stopping low-angle saves.
Adam Fox – Player Power Play Points (Over 0.5, +200)
It’s amazing to see how much better Adam Fox gets with each passing game. At only 24, he already has a Norris Trophy to his name, and he’s remained one of the best players on the Rangers throughout the postseason. In his first true test of playoff hockey, Fox is flourishing with points in 11 of 13 games. He torched the Penguins for ten points in seven games, and despite being shut down in Games 1 and 2, Fox rebounded with six points in four games against the Hurricanes.
In the last four games, the Rangers have found a way to score on the powerplay. A big reason for that is Fox distributing the puck masterfully and quarterbacking a powerplay with many weapons. He has four powerplay points in the last four games, and the Rangers have forced Carolina into taking 14 minor penalties during that span. Utilizing their speed and puck movement, they can continue that trend and make them pay on the man advantage. If they can get their special teams out early, Fox is a good bet to put up some powerplay points.
Odds via FanDuel and Bet365.
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