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Carolina Hurricanes Sweep New York Rangers To Advance to Playoffs

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The Carolina Hurricanes have swept the New York Rangers, officially eliminating the first team from the NHL play-in rounds. The Canes will move on to the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

Sebastian Aho scored twice in the third period, sealing the deal for the Canes and eliminating the team with Igor Shesterkin in the net for his first appearance of this year’s postseason. Aho said of the game, ”I felt like I worked really hard after the season was paused and I knew if the season would continue I would be in good shape,” Aho said. ”I feel good right now.”

James Reimer was strong for the Hurricanes in a 4-1 win. Finishing with 37 saves, his big stops during a wild second-period sequence was a turning point in the game.

Teuvo Teravainen and Warren Foegele also scored for Carolina in the victory. Chris Kreider scored the lone goal for the Rangers.

”Honestly, it just sucks that it’s done,” said Mika Zibanejad. He added,. ”I don’t know, just an empty feeling right now.”

Getting swept must be an disappointing feeling for the Rangers, but if there’s a silver lining for the Rangers, they are now in the running to claim the No. 1 overall draft pick in Monday’s second draft lottery.

Pre-Game Notes:

The Carolina Hurricanes can be the first team to eliminate their opponent from the play-in series on Tuesday. They have a 2-0 series lead in the best-of-five. On the back of Andrei Svechnikov’s three-goal outing, the Hurricanes have made this series look relatively easy.

New York’s goaltending situation has been a mess with questions as to whether or not Igor Shesterkin will get in. This series could hinge on veteran Henrik Lundqvist’s performances.

Final Score

HURRICANES

3-0-0

 

RANGERS

0-3-0

4

1

 

Scoring Summary:

Period 1

Goal

Assists

Period 2

Goal

Assists

0:12 – Chris Kreider (1) Jacob Trouba, Ryan Strome

3:18 – Teuvo Teravainen (1) Andrei Svechnikov, Haydn Fleury

Period 3

Goal

Assists

5:07 – Warren Foegele (1) Brady Skjei, Martin Necas

10:26 – Sebastian Aho (2)

19:29 – Sebastian Aho (3)

 

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