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.
"It's a decision from all 20 guys - just something we've got to do over the course of the entire game. A lot of things we can take from that game and do a better job of."— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) May 27, 2022
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