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Rangers win Game 3 in OT, push Hurricanes to brink

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Rangers win Game 3 in OT, push Hurricanes to brink

Andrei Svechnikov had tied it 2-2 for Carolina with 1:36 remaining within the third interval and goalie Pyotr Kochetkov pulled for the additional attacker, scoring on a rebound from the fitting hash marks.

“That was sort of a second life we received there,” Hurricanes ahead Sebastian Aho stated. “However we had loads of probabilities to win that sport earlier than that.”

Chris Kreider and Lafreniere scored, and Igor Shesterkin made 45 saves for the Rangers, who’re the No. 1 seed from the Metropolitan Division and are 7-0 within the playoffs. Panarin additionally had an help.

“It is unlucky they pull the goaltender, you are a minute and a half away from strolling away from it,” New York coach Peter Laviolette stated. “However the actuality is we actually appreciated the best way we had been taking part in the sport, and we sort of rode that out into the extra time.” 

Jake Guentzel scored for the Hurricanes, who’re the No. 2 seed from the Metropolitan Division, and Kochetkov made 22 saves in his first sport of the playoffs.

Kochetkov had not performed since making 14 saves in a 4-2 win in opposition to the Chicago Blackhawks on April 14. Frederik Andersen performed the primary two video games in opposition to the Rangers and all of Carolina’s five-game sequence in opposition to the New York Islanders within the first spherical.

“It hurts, you’ve received to be life like,” Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour stated. “They’re most likely as down as they’re ever going to be. You’ve received to really feel that. That’s the keep-it-real a part of it. However you’ve received to choose your self up and are available again tomorrow. We’re nonetheless taking part in.”

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