RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA - MAY 26: Filip Chytil #72 of the New York Rangers is checked by Jaccob Slavin #74 of the Carolina Hurricanes d3pin Game Five of the Second Round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at PNC Arena on May 26, 2022 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Once again the New York Rangers are going to have their proverbial backs to the wall after dropping Game 5 last night to the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1. The Canes now lead the series 3-2 and can wrap up a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals with a win at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.

The Hurricanes dominated the game, never trailed and improved to 7-0 at home in the postseason. Vincent Trocheck’s shorthanded goal put the Hurricanes up 1-0 with about seven minutes remaining in the first period.

While Mika Zibanejad tied the game on a power play late in the period, it was all Carolina after that.

Teuvo Teravainen and Andrei Svechnikov accounted for the final two goals as they dominated on the ice. In fact, New York only attempted 17 shots for the game compared to the 34 shots attempted by Carolina.

Now all the attention turns to New York and Madison Square Garden on Saturday night where the Rangers hope to feed of the energy of their fans to force a deciding Game 7.