The Carolina Hurricanes and New York Rangers battled in a fairly even match up but the Rangers came out on top, 2-1 at the MSG on Thursday night.
Once again, penalties were an issue for the Canes as they were in the box five times versus just two times for New York.
The Rangers took advantage of an early powerplay when Carolina was in the box for too many men on the ice. Chris Kreider beat Frederik Andersen in close to give the home team the lead.
Seth Jarvis broke free and took a pass from Sebastian Aho to tie things up later in the first. The Canes had their own man advantage at the time.
After a scoreless second period, the Rangers took the lead midway through the third but Carolina could not get another puck past Igor Shesterkin to tie it up.
After the game, Rod Brind’Amour showed his frustration during the post game interview regarding the disproportionate number of penalties called.
“In even games, that’s not how it should be. That’s how I’m feeling right now and I’m frustrated because that’s not how it should have went, in my opinion.”
The Hurricanes will stay in New York and will take on the Islanders Saturday night.
- Andersen played well and made 24 saves on 26 shots. Shesterkin did well himself and made 26 saves out of 27 shots.
- It was like old times for Brent Burns as he had 25:11 of ice time. Slavin played 23:22.
- Jesperi Kotkaniemi only played 11:03. Only Jack Drury played less and he had 10:35.
- Adam Fox left the game in the first period after it looked like he accidentally collided with Aho. He played 6:07.
- Teravainen led the team with four shots on goal but went pointless in this game.
Event Summary - https://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20232024/ES020148.HTM
Game Summary - https://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20232024/GS020148.HTM