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Hurricanes overcome sloppy play to win in OT – fr


With the Colorado Avalanche and Boston Bruins both wrapping up their respective streaks on Sunday, that meant there was only one game for the United States in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Tuesday night.
The Carolina Hurricanes and Nashville Predators required overtime for the third straight game, but unlike the previous two competitions, the Canes were the winners.

Nashville did a great job obstructing the neutral zone, entering shooting lanes and slowing the game down, while Carolina didn’t quite look like the top-flight team hockey and puck fans that fans of Nashville did. hockey have come to know.

The Hurricanes still managed to shoot Juuse Saros 37 times and they beat the Preds 66-40, but losing the turnover battle to an embarrassing 21-4 almost cost them the game without a few key games and players.

Necas outshines Saros with two-goal game

Martin Necas was Carolina’s best forward in regulation and was rewarded with his first playoff game of two goals.

Necas beat Saros on his gloved hand on the power play in the first half just seconds after being stopped by the Predators goaltender on an identical shot.

“We haven’t scored a lot lately so we have to change something,” said the 12th overall pick of 2017 in a TV interview between the first and second periods. “We have to put the pucks on the net. He’s a great goalie, but he’s a bit smaller, so when he doesn’t see if we put him high it might work, so hopefully we will continue like this and have a few more.

Carolina couldn’t beat Saros with another high shot, although Necas exploited the goalkeeper’s lack of length on a superb enveloping goal to tie the score in the third period and help send the game to OT.

Canes Overcome Preds Timely Goal Challenge

The Hurricanes believed they had initially equalized the score at 2-2 in the second period, but Saros shrugged immediately after the puck slipped into his net and Preds bench boss John Hynes wasted no time. to contest the appeal.

Saros was hit and Warren Foegele’s foot was in the crease. Even though it was mainly Roman Josi’s body that kept Saros from making the save, it was considered goalkeeper interference by the letter of the law and the score was reduced to 2-1.

Carolina struggled to generate plenty of quality scoring chances after the successful challenge and couldn’t muster consistent momentum until around 12 minutes from the end of the third period after killing an unruly miner Foegele has been evaluated.

The Hurriacnes kept going, took Necas’ advice and kept shooting pucks at Saros. This ultimately led to the OT winner much to the delight of Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour.

“I think we were rewarded tonight,” Brind’Amour told reporters at PNC Arena. “That’s how I see things. We finally had a rebound, something that got us to not really have had this streak. So I think it was good.

Trenin intervenes for Preds

Some nights, especially during the playoffs, it’s hard to predict who will play the hero or be an unexpected contributor.

Yakov Trenin was that Nashville player in Game 5 as the 24-year-old Russian registered his first NHL multi-goal game.

Trenin first saw a shot from Josi deflect the shank of his stick in front of Alex Nedeljkovic. His second came following a brutal pass from Brett Pesce which was picked up by Colton Sissons who delivered a sugary saucer feed and Trenin wired it past Nedeljkovic’s low tackle for his second of the game.

Unfortunately for Nashville, the 2015 second-round pick was the only source of offense for his team in Game 5.

The Predators will look to avoid elimination Thursday at home in Game 6.



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