Antti Raanta and Carolina Hurricanes had ‘one of these nights’ as New York Rangers cruise, forcing Game 7

NEW YORK – The New York Rangers Carolina defeated the Hurricanes by 5-2 in Game 6, Saturday night. This extended Carolina's losing streak on the road to playoffs to six.

On Monday, Game 7 will be played in Raleigh. The Hurricanes have won seven of the seven postseason games and eliminated the Giants. Boston Bruins In the seventh round,

Defenseman: “Being at home is obviously way better for us.” Brady Skjei said. “We're going try to scrap the game. With the wins and losses at home as well as on the road, we did exactly the same thing in the first round.

Carolina is currently 0-6 in road play with a minus-16 goal difference, a 1.67 goals per game average and 4.33 goals against average. Hurricanes are 7-1 at home with a plus-17 goals differential, a 3.57 goal-for average and 1.14 goal-against average.

This dichotomy extends even to the goalie Antti Raanta In Game 6, Raanta was pulled at 3:24 in the second period, after giving up 13 goals and three goals. Raanta's road record includes a.872 save rate and 3.96 goals against average. Raanta has a.965 saving percentage and 0.97 goals-against on seven home wins.

Coach Rod Brind'Amour Raanta was confirmed to start Game 7 for Hurricanes. He is also confident that his goalie, who suffered a flop in Game 6, will continue his good work.

These are the best ones to just let go if you want to lose in a game. We never got back on track after we fell behind. “There were a lot of guys who didn’t play very well,” said he. It's much easier to get out of a game like that than it is to stay in a bad game.

Rangers took a 1-0 lead after a thrilling sequence on both ends of the ice. Goalie Igor Shesterkin (37 Saves) Made a Saving on a Sebastian Aho Breakaway and then another one on a Teuvo Teravainen follow-up shot. Forward Tyler Motte Raanta was egged on and sent an unscreened shot between the tops and circles. This gave Raanta the lead at 12;38.

“It was a good start. They then come down and take that one,” Brind’Amour explained.

New York increased its lead to 2-0 by scoring another playoff power-play goal. With defenseman Brendan Smith For a high-stick on, place the item in the box Alexis LafreniereThe center Mika Zibanejad Raanta had a chance to get Raanta's seventh goal, and Shesterkin scored his seventh in the playoffs. Shesterkin saved 15 shots in the first period.

“It didn’t surprise me. Gerard Gallant, New York coach, said that he knew the team would be hard at work and play well.

Raanta was pulled three minutes into the second period, after the Rangers had made it 3-1. Center Filip ChytilHe missed a 2-on-1 opportunity moments earlier and scored his third playoffs win. Adam FoxKochetkov's second assist in the game. Kochetkov made his debut in the game. This was his first action since May 6th, when he played against the Boston Bruins. Skjei made the game interesting briefly with a goal at 5 minutes and five minutes of the second period, past a screen Shesterkin. It was Chytil on a long range backhander that defeated Kochetkov at 6.47 to restore the three-goal lead.

At 12:47 a.m., the Hurricanes cut the lead. Vincent Trocheck This was his fifth playoff goal. They ended the period with momentum but with a deficit of two goals.

The Hurricanes were not happy with the third period, as the majority of it was played on special teams. Defenseman Jaccob Slavin A rare penalty was taken — four minutes for a high stick on Rangers forward Chris Kreider Just 3:55 in the third. Just over a minute later, Rangers forward Artemi PanarinThe hooking penalty rendered it 4-on-4. However, that was removed on an Ian Cole An interference penalty was assessed at 1:05 a bit later. Panarin scored his fourth game of the playoffs, making it a tiebreaker at 5-2.

“Tonight was one those nights when nothing was going our direction. Let's not go any further,” Brind'Amour declared.

Both teams are aware that the script has been changed when the action moves from Madison Square Garden towards Raleigh. Hurricanes captain Jordan Staal He said it was not in his team's minds during Game 6.

“No, they came here to win,” said he.

They didn't win so it's now a one-game series.

Chytil stated, “We must play like we play at home.” “We found a way (on the road) to win in Pittsburgh.” It's Game 7. We need to find a way of winning the game. They have the fans, and they have the building. We need to work hard and play our games. Focus on the game and not anything else. We can win this game, I believe.”

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