New York Rangers prepare for game four against Carolina and look to complete the sweep

May 9, 2024; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) celebrates
May 9, 2024; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) celebrates / James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Your New York Rangers can complete the sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes with a win tonight against the Metropolitan Division runners-up. After the last two games have gone to three overtimes, this promises to be another difficult match for the Blueshirts. Eliminating the opponent is always the most challenging game in a series, so we will see if the Blueshirts can do that tonight. It'll be a big game for the Blueshirts tonight to see if they can beat the Canes in four. 

Carolina has to decide if it wants to adjust for the series. Three tight losses have backed them into a hole, and they are fighting to keep their season alive. New York must match Carolina's will to win and beat them in their desperate attempt to extend their campaign. New York knows this is going to be everything Carolina has and more. They can rest up for round three if they can weather the storm. 

Projected Lineups

New York Rangers

Chris Kreider - Mika Zibanejad - Jack Roslovic
Artemi Panarin - Vincent Trocheck - Alexis Lafreniere
Filip Chytil - Alex Wennberg - Kaapo Kakko
Will Cuylle - Barclay Goodrow - Jimmy Vesey
Ryan Lindgren - Adam Fox
K'Andre Miller - Braden Schneider
Erik Gustafsson - Jacob Trouba
Igor Shesterkin
Jonathan Quick

Carolina Hurricanes 

Jake Guentzel - Sebastian Aho - Andrei Svechnikov
Teuvo Teravainen - Jordan Staal - Seth Jarvis
Jordan Martinook - Jack Drury - Martin Necas
Jesperi Kotkaniemi - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Stefan Noesen
Jaccob Slavin - Brent Burns
Brady Skjei - Anthony DeAngelo
Dmitry Orlov - Jalen Chatfield
Frederik Andersen
Pyotr Kochetkov

Puck Drop

A 7 p.m. puck drop will allow the Rangers to punch their ticket to round three and the Eastern Conference Finals. This has been an excellent series for the Rangers in terms of not in the way they play. Igor Shesterkin has papered over many of the issues, which is what he is paid to do, but it's also concerning because a team with more offensive talent could be more damaging. However, that is a conversation after this series.