Carolina Hurricanes score Game 5 win against New York Rangers, stay unbeaten at home to start Stanley Cup playoffs

RALEIGH (N.C.) — The Carolina Hurricanes They set a NHL record in Thursday's 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 5. New York RangersAs the home team won their 12th straight game since the beginning of the postseason,

Game 6 takes place in New York City Saturday night. To win the Stanley Cup finals, the Rangers will need to do something that they have failed five times: Win on the Road.

“It's almost like beating a dead horses about not winning on a road,” stated center Vincent TrocheckThe goal was scored by, who had a shorthanded goal on Thursday. “It's no different. The same team, same game. It's all about being prepared.

The Hurricanes were well prepared for Game 5. With the series tied at 2-2, it was a close game. The series' largest shot gap was 34-17. Rangers couldn’t sustain 5-on-5 pressure throughout the game. They scored one goal on the power-play. Mika Zibanejad at 17:06 during the first period.

This was particularly true during the third period, when New York attempted to rally.

“Our third period was dominant. We played our part. We were just there. We only have to get that next game to play,” forward Andrei Svechnikov said.

Coach Rod Brind'Amour According to the scorer, the defensive effort was critical.

He said, “We restricted their scoring opportunities which is huge considering we didn’t score a lot.” They were still playing in the game. They are so talented, it's a good thing we didn't give them any opportunities.

In Game 5, the Hurricanes scored three ways: Trocheck on the penalty killing at 12:57 in the first period on a perfect arial pass by center. Jordan Staal; Teuvo Teravainen On the power play at 9.47 of the second, they scored their first power-play goal against Boston since Game 6. Svechnikov was on an even strength breakaway at 13.01 of the third.

“Tonight we were prepared. Trocheck stated that the mentality at the bench was the same from the beginning of the game to the end. “We were confident. We worked hard throughout the game. It's the only way it is.”

This confidence was restored when Rangers centre became the Rangers second period. Ryan StromeHurricanes' offside challenge to coach – a teammate's challenge – resulted in's goal being overturned. Andrew Copp Strome hadn't touched the puck before Strome cleared the zone.

“It was massive. It would have made it 2-1. It would have been an entirely different game,” Svechnikov stated. “But they said no' and all of the guys said, ‘Let’s go.’ And we started to play our game.

It was a defensive game, but in keeping with the Hurricanes' home play all postseason. In all of their games at PNC Arena, they have not allowed more than two goals.

Goalie: Rangers had chances when they needed it. Antti Raanta He was there, stopping 16 shots, and running his home ice save percentage to.965.

“That's the kind of game we play. It's a hard-nosed game. Trocheck stated that this is how we played the regular season. “We kind of got away with it in the first two games of this series.” Trocheck added. “If we play our games, I like our chances to beat anybody.”

They now just need to play that game away from home in Game 6. This will give them a chance of eliminating the Rangers, and moving on to face the Tampa Bay Lightning Finale of the Eastern Conference

The Hurricanes have won all 12 of their games so far, breaking the record of 11 set by the 1962 Maple Leafs. Carolina will not win on the road the first time. The Rangers know that Game 7 in Raleigh on Monday night is the next step.

“I'm disappointed. We didn’t play our best game, and we need to win one game here to win the series. Gerard Gallant, Rangers coach said that it was Game 7. “But we have to be better than what we were tonight. We were not competitive enough tonight.”

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