National Hockey League
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NY Rangers at Carolina
When: 7:00 PM ET, Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina

Finnish linemates Teuvo Teravainen and Sebastian Aho are proving to be a nice one-two punch for the Carolina Hurricanes. The duo looks to continue its offensive surge Wednesday as Carolina attempts to extend its home point streak to six games when it hosts the New York Rangers.

The 23-year-old Teravainen leads the Hurricanes with 19 points, collecting 10 during his current four-game streak, while Aho has notched nine in the same span to raise his season total to 17. Aho, 20, also is riding a four-game goal-scoring streak after tallying in Sunday's 4-2 triumph over the New York Islanders as Carolina improved to 3-0-2 in its last five at home. The Rangers hope to avoid a third consecutive road loss after being blanked 2-0 at Columbus on Friday. The club bounced back two days later as Henrik Lundqvist posted his second shutout of the season in a 3-0 home victory over Ottawa.

TV: 7 p.m. ET, MSG2 (New York), FSN Carolinas

ABOUT THE RANGERS (10-9-2): Mika Zibanejad scored his 10th goal of the season Sunday to move one ahead of Michael Grabner for the team lead. The 24-year-old Swede has reached double digits in 21 games and is four tallies away from matching his total from last season, which he registered in 56 contests. Captain Ryan McDonagh is sixth on the team in points with 12 - all assists.

ABOUT THE HURRICANES (9-6-4): Teravainen's recent efforts earned him the NHL's First Star of the Week honors. The left wing claimed the title by scoring five goals - including his first career hat trick, which was registered in a span of 7 minutes, 5 seconds against Dallas on Nov. 13 for the second-fastest natural hat trick in franchise history - and setting up five others during his four-game point streak. Aho, who scored 24 goals as a rookie last season, opened 2017-18 with a 15-game drought before rediscovering his touch.

OVERTIME

1. Hurricanes RW Josh Jooris returned to the lineup Sunday after missing the previous contest with a lower-body injury but saw his point drought reach seven games.

2. Nearly half of the Rangers' 66 goals this season (32) have been scored by players younger than 26.

3. Carolina is attempting to climb up the Metropolitan Division standings as it has earned points in seven of its last eight games (5-1-2).

PREDICTION: Rangers 3, Hurricanes 2
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div
NY Rangers 10-9-1-1 W1 8-4-1-1 2-5-0-0 2-0-0-0 8-9-1-1 1-3-1-1
Carolina 9-6-2-2 W2 4-2-2-1 5-4-0-1 1-0-0-1 8-6-2-1 2-1-1-0
Last Meeting
NY Rangers Carolina
Date Away Home Shots Saves PP Shots Saves PP
3/9/17 NYR 3 CAR 4 43 26 3-6 30 40 2-4
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Total Points Player  
NY Rangers C. Kreider 2
Carolina S. Aho 3
Goals Player  
NY Rangers M. Zibanejad 2
Carolina S. Aho 2
Assists Player  
NY Rangers D. Stepan 2
Carolina J. Staal 2
Saves Player  
NY Rangers A. Raanta 26
Carolina C. Ward 40
Season
Total Points Player  
NY Rangers M. Zibanejad 21
Carolina T. Teravainen 24
Goals Player  
NY Rangers M. Zibanejad 11
Carolina T. Teravainen 11
Assists Player  
NY Rangers M. Zuccarello 16
Carolina S. Aho 13
Saves Player  
NY Rangers H. Lundqvist 562
Carolina S. Darling 386
Quickchart Matchup
NY Rangers Off vs  Carolina Def
3.14 GF
2.68 GA
32.4 Shots
29.2 Shots
17 PP
9 PK
Carolina Off vs  NY Rangers Def
2.95 GF
3.14 GA
35.4 Shots
31.7 Shots
10 PP
13 PK