Raleigh, North Carolina – IN New York Rangers Defeated Carolina Hurricanes 6-2 in game 7 Monday evening, advance to the Eastern Conference finals to face Tampa Bay Lightning.
goalkeeper rangers Igor Shesterkin He made 36 second game saves for Match 7 of the season. straight ahead Chris Crieder Scored twice, while the man of defense Adam FoxCenter Ryan StromCenter Philip Shettle forward Andrew Cope Added goals.
It’s the Rangers’ first trip to the Stanley Cup semi-finals since 2015, when they also faced the Lightning.
The Eastern Conference Finals begin Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. Rangers won all three encounters with Lightning in the regular season, and Chesterkin was in goal for each victory.
Monday’s seventh game ended a 13-game winning streak for the Hurricanes in which the home team won every game, and was also the first time an opponent had scored more than two goals in a single game on a PNC field.
Fox gave the Rangers an early lead 1-0, with the powerful New York side scoring for the fifth consecutive game. New York has gained the power of play after the goalkeeper You are Ranta The disc flipped deep into its own region, resulting in Sebastian Aho Installation penalty. Hurricanes wiped out most of this guy’s advantage when Fox jumped off the Rangers seat. The death penalty in Carolina didn’t pick him up. This allowed Fox to skate, shoot the puck and beat Ranta by the gauntlet for a 1-0 advantage of just 3:40 in the contest.
Carolina was playing a strong role then, failing to transform. Then the Hurricanes took a small seat for far too many men on the ice at 7:46 of the first period; injured Seth Jarvis He couldn’t leave the ice before a sixth skater jumped, as a result of another crushing blow from the Rangers man of defense Jacob Troup in the series. skewed crider a Mika Zibanjad He shot past Ranta to lead 2-0 after just 14 seconds of intense play.
Jarvis, the first-line winger, did not return to the match due to the Hurricanes.
Hurricanes Force remained helpless in the series, failing to score three chances in the first two periods.
While their attack struggled to find momentum in the second half, the Hurricanes suffered another injury to an important player: Ranta, who sustained a lower-body injury while making a split over Zibanijad’s scoring opportunity. Ranta started 13 matches in place of the injured starter Frederic Andersen, who has not appeared since April 16 with a lower body injury. Ranta was helped off the ice by a coach.
non-veteran Peter Kochetkov He entered the match and lost a goal to Ström at 16:19 to make it 3-0 for Rangers. the ward Artemi Banarin The puck broke the boards to Strom, who went into a 2v1 game with a cup. Strom chose to shoot and beat Kochetkov on the second shot he encountered after replacing Raanta.
Carolina finally broke through the power game in the third period, as a defender Tony D’Angelo They scored their second force-playing goal on 18 chances in this series. But Rangers responded after 40 seconds, as Chytil scored his fifth of the playoffs of the Carolina session.
Max Domy He scored late in the third inning for Carolina.
Shesterkin was great when the Rangers needed him, including fending off a point in front Jordan Martinock Seconds in the third period to maintain the lead.
The Rangers goalkeeper was 3-0-0 with 0.958 save percentage and 1.30 goal-for-average against the Lightning in the regular season.