If in the West, we know the poster for the Conference final since Saturday, we will have to wait a little longer in the East. In effect, while Carolina had a first chance to join the Tampa Bay Lightning in the next round, the Rangers secured at home (5-2), on the night of Saturday to Sunday. Imperial for six games now in their den of Madison Square Garden, one of the New York franchises offered the right to dream during a game 7 against the Hurricanes. For this, the American striker Tyler Motte quickly put his franchise on the right track alone (8th). Shortly after, his Swedish teammate Mika Zibanejad took advantage of a superiority from Rangers to double the lead (10th). After a good start in the first period, the players of the Canadian Gerard Gallant then saw the young Czech Filip Chytil participate fully in the celebration, with a double in a few minutes (24th and 27th).
The Rangers in search of achievement
If in the meantime, Brady Skjei had unlocked the visitor counter (26th), the new reduction in the Hurricanes’ score, through Vincent Trocheck (33rd), did not change the face of this match. Because, during the third and last period, the Russian Artemi Panarin again improved a superiority of the Rangers to put an end to all suspense (48th). As a result, the two formations now have an appointment on the night of Monday to Tuesday for a final duel in this series. In Raleigh, at the PNC Arena, Carolina will start with home advantage in Game 7, as they are yet to be defeated this season in the play-offs at home (seven wins in as many games). The Rangers will therefore have to do very hard to hope to continue their season a little longer. One thing is certain, Tampa Bay will soon know the identity of its future opponent.
ICE HOCKEY – NHL / PLAY-OFFS 2022
CAROLINA HURRICANES (2) – NEW YORK RANGERS (4): 3-3
Match 1 – Carolina Hurricanes – New York Rangers: 2-1 (aet)
Match 2 – Carolina Hurricanes – New York Rangers: 2-0
Match 3 – New York Rangers – Carolina Hurricanes: 3-1
Match 4 – New York Rangers – Carolina Hurricanes: 4-1
Match 5 – Carolina Hurricanes – New York Rangers: 3-1
Match 6 – New York Rangers – Carolina Hurricanes: 5-2
Game 7 on Monday, May 30 at Raleigh