Carolina Hurricanes (25-6-6, No. 1 in MET) vs. New York Rangers (20-12-6, No. 4 in MET)
New York; Tuesdays at 7 p.m. ET
Bottom line: The Carolina Hurricanes visit the New York Rangers after Derrick Steph scored twice in the Hurricanes’ 5-4 win over the New Jersey Devils.
New York is 4-6-0 in the Metropolitan Division and 20-12-6 overall. Rangers have a point differential of +18 with 121 goals scored and 103 goals conceded.
Carolina is 10-1-0 in the Metropolitan Division and 25-6-6 overall. The Hurricanes conceded 94 goals while scoring 115 for a +21 point differential.
The two teams met on Tuesday for the first time this season.
Top performer: Vincent Trocheck scored 13 goals and provided 17 assists for the Rangers. Artemi Panarin has 4 goals and 6 assists in the last 10 games.
Martinekas scored 16 goals and provided 20 assists for the Hurricanes. Stefan Noesen has 5 goals and 3 assists in his last 10 games.
Last 10 games: Rangers: 7-2-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.7 assists, 2.5 free throws and 5 penalty minutes per game while conceding 2.2 goals per game.
Hurricanes: 10-0-0, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.1 assists, 4.1 free throws and 8.2 free throw minutes while conceding 2.1 goals per game.
Injuries: Rangers: Not listed.
Hurricanes: Ondrej Kase: Out (concussion), Frederik Andersen: Out (undisclosed), Jake Gardiner: Out (hip/back), Max Pacioretty: Out (Achilles).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data provided by Sportradar.