May 21, 2024

2024 Stanley Cup playoffs – Second round odds, props, picks

The second round of the 2024 Stanley Cup playoffs begins Sunday when the Carolina Hurricanes head to Madison Square Garden to tackle the Presidents’ Trophy-winning New York Rangers.

How did we get right here? The Rangers dispatched the Washington Capitals in a primary round sweep, whereas the Hurricanes knocked off the New York Islanders in 5 video games.

Out west, the Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers will problem Elias Pettersson and the Vancouver Canucks within the battle of Western Canada.

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Carolina Hurricanes at New York Rangers

Madison Square Garden, New York, New York; Sunday, 4 p.m. ET

  • Game 1 Puck line: Hurricanes -1.5 (+210), Rangers +1.5 (-300)

  • Series line: Hurricanes (-165), Rangers (+140)

  • Series size: Four video games (+600), Five Games (+270), Six Games (+200), Seven Games (+190)

Best Bet: Vincent Trocheck Or Mika Zibanejad To Score Over 3.5 Goals in Round 2 (+200). To begin, the both/or facet of this wager is interesting. As is the expectation that this collection may go the space. Apologies for stating the mathematical apparent, however certainly one of these two productive Rangers sports activities a greater probability of potting 4 targets in seven video games than, say, in 4 or 5. While Trocheck scored three in solely a quartet of contests versus the Capitals in Round 1, Zibanejad has 15 targets in 36 profession video games towards the Hurricanes. Plus, Carolina’s Frederik Andersen has been good however not spectacular this postseason up to now.

While the quantity doesn’t boast the identical appeal, Andrei Svechnikov To Record Over 5.5 Shots On Goal In Any Game In Round 2 (+125) can also be engaging. The Canes’ winger fired six in two of 5 video games towards the Isles final round.

If the Hurricanes win the Stanley Cup, who wins the Conn Smythe Trophy? Sebastian Aho (+1800). At +2000 to open the postseason, Carolina’s high middle stays a horny possibility for a workforce that’s at the moment favored to win the entire thing. Skating extra minutes (21:50) than another ahead, Aho collected two targets and an help in his workforce’s five-game set with the Islanders. Never thoughts Seth Jarvis’s flashy seven factors; the Hurricanes’ finest participant is simply getting began.

If the Rangers win the Stanley Cup, who wins the Conn Smythe Trophy? Igor Shesterkin (+1500). If the Rangers’ No. 1 performs even practically as nicely towards the Hurricanes and different upcoming competitors as he did towards the Capitals – 4-0, .931 SV%, 1.75 GAA – he’ll supply his membership a legit shot at competing for the last word prize. For which he would possible be rewarded as a person.