The Carolina Hurricanes put their season on the road towards the Boston Bruins in Recreation 7 of their first-round NHL playoff sequence Sunday afternoon at PNC Area after a 5-2 loss in Boston on Thursday.
Ought to the Hurricanes advance, the second-round sequence towards the Pittsburgh Penguins or New York Rangers — who play a Recreation 7 of their very own Sunday — may begin as quickly as Tuesday.
The Information & Observer’s Chip Alexander and Luke DeCock are PNC Area and could have stay observations from the scene, together with photographer Robert Willett. Justin Pelletier is following alongside as nicely.
How one can watch
Saturday’s recreation is offered in North Carolina on Bally Sports activities South (Mike Maniscalco, Shane Willis, Abby Labar) and nationally on ESPN (Steve Levy, Ray Ferraro, Emily Kaplan).
Bruins get the PP they’d been ready for: Smith places it into the seats and the Bruins get their first energy play with 6:27 to go.
Coyle followers on empty internet: Charlie Coyle had an opportunity to drag Boston inside one, and he fanned on a feed from Craig Smith.
Canes get away with one, too: The officers have apparently put their whistles away for the third interval and can let the gamers determine this one of the best they’ll 5-on-5. Fairly apparent journey towards the Bruins’ Nosek goes uncalled.
McAvoy will get away with one, too: Charlie McAvoy slips his foot below Brady Skjei and journeys him up from behind close to the bench. Skjei crawls by way of the door, McAvoy skates away. No penalty, however there ought to have been. Skjei to the room. Not good.
Pastrnak rattled: Smith smacks Pastrnak — perhaps not so legally — and Pastrnak is gradual to rise up and heads straight to the bench. Missed name there on Smith, and the Canes dodge a bullet.
Canes maintain their lead: A reasonably mundane final a part of the second interval was simply how the Canes needed it. With 20 minutes to play on this one, Boston must mount a big comeback. Doable? Yep. Will not be straightforward.
Haula avoids a penalty: DeAngelo took one other stick within the mouth, this time from Haula, however no name. He will get to the bench and is screaming on the refs.
It is … crowded: Canes PA simply introduced that the group of 19,513 is the biggest in Hurricanes’ historical past.
Domi. Once more.: Trent Frederic hits iron at one finish, after which the Canes reply by lacking the iron and hitting the twine. Pinpoint feed from Teravainen and Domi skates into the slot on the proper time for his brace.
Boston responds shortly: Glorious Charlie McAvoy play in middle ice to begin the transition, and Jake DeBrusk buries the possibility at entrance. Deficit lower in half.
Lead doubles: Carolina will get a well timed purpose from Max Domi to double her lead. Domi, once more. Sneaks out of the nook, deflection comes proper to him off Jordan Staal as he battles with Lindholm in entrance, slips the puck between Swayman and the close to submit. 2-0.
Bruins penalty kill stout: The Canes have once more misfired on the ability play, this time squandering an prolonged 5-on-4 on a double minor. There was one pipe.
Early ‘ping’: Trockeck shot hits the pipe, might have been tipped in entrance. That was a LOUD ping.
Large save on the horn: Swayman with an enormous cease proper earlier than the horn. 1-0 Canes after one. They’re going to have 3:03 of PP time to begin the second.
Large penalty to Boston: Tony DeAngelo clipped with a excessive stick and it attracts blood. Computerized 4-minute minor for top sticking with lower than a minute to play within the first interval.
Carolina attracts first blood 5-on-5: Slavin finds Domi left alone subsequent to the web. Contact cross to Teravainen within the slot will get the Hurricanes on the board first. Slavin’s having a GAME.
Canes protection main the best way: Canes’ dmen doing an excellent job getting the puck out and going the opposite means towards Boston’s forecheck to this point.
Raanta with an enormous save: Taylor Corridor took a terrific feed from Haula and seemingly had an open internet, till Raanta flashed his proper pad. Following that, one other set of even-up penalties and we’re 4-on-4 once more.
First PP to Carolina: Kotkaniemi dumps the puck previous Forbort and Forbort tackles him. Holding name — and Carolina will get the primary PP. Replace right here: No targets for Carolina on the PP, but it surely appeared strong. Crisp passing, a few strong possibilities.
Strong save by Raanta: Pasternak shot tipped a bit in entrance. Handcuffed Raanta, who squeezed the elbow to maintain the sport scoreless.
Goalies settling in: It has been good for each targets to see the puck on this recreation. Raanta and Swayman have each seen rubber and have turned all of it again so far. Much better than sitting chilly for some time to begin the sport, per most keepers.
Odd penalty calls: Teravainen cross-checked within the Bruins finish, no name. Then Craig Smith goes excessive on DeAngelo. Trocheck goes after him and so they each get roughing calls. Smith was an apparent one. Trocheck did not do a lot.
Listening to footsteps?: Large shift from the Aho line, and Svechnikov finishes it with an enormous hit on Lindholm. Bruins ice it. Lindholm may hear Svechnikov chugging towards him. Swayman with an excellent save on a Jarvis probability, too.
Early stick battle: Brad Marchand takes a whack at Brady Skjei as they go to the bench after a Skjei shot and cease by Swayman. Leeway right here early from Lee as each may have gone there.
Steven Lorentz, who has but to play within the sequence, was out for warmups Saturday as an alternative of Derek Stepan. Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour stated earlier Saturday that Lorentz may draw into the lineup. Stepan changed the injured Jordan Martinook in Recreation 4.
Steve Kozari and Chris Lee are the referees. Lee labored Recreation 4 in Boston. Jonny Murray, who was injured in Recreation 3 in Boston when a member of the TD Backyard ice crew collided with him and completed out the sport however hadn’t labored since, is among the linesmen together with Ryan Gibbons.
Aaron Ward — who gained two Recreation 7s in 2006 with the Hurricanes and was on the shedding finish towards them with the Bruins in 2009 — will sound the siren earlier than the primary interval, adopted by Carolina Panthers security/NC State star Juston Burris and Wake Forest basketball coach Steve Forbes.
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This story was initially revealed Could 14, 2022 3:34 PM.