Late Monday night, one team will pack up and prepare to hit the ties while the other closes in on a berth in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Game 7 between Rangers and Hurricanes set to take place in Raleigh, NC New York, facing elimination, pounced on Carolina early in Game 6, eventually pulling away for a 5-2 win to stay in life and force the winner to take all match.
The winner of Monday’s contest advances to the Eastern Conference Finals, where the Lightning await after sweeping the Panthers in their second-round series.
“We can say all we want it’s just one more game, but if you lose, you go home. Obviously the guys know that,” Rangers coach Gerard Gallant said. said before the game. “But you’re going to play. You can’t change your preparation, you can’t change your game plan. You play the game and you play it hard and hopefully you get the breaks and win the hockey game.”
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Both teams know what it takes to win Game 7 because that’s exactly what they did in the first round. The Rangers came back from a 3-1 record in the series to pick up three wins over the Penguins, with Artemi Panarin’s OT winner in the final game sealing the deal.
The Hurricanes held off a Bruins comeback attempt in their series, earning a 3-2 win to advance to the second round.
“You have to enjoy those moments because it’s pretty cool,” Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “It’s special to have an opportunity like this on a big stage for our guys. I’m excited for them.”
Carolina is a perfect 7-0 in these home playoffs, while the Rangers are just 1-6 on the road. This pattern certainly favors the Hurricanes, but it only takes one game to change that.
Will the Canes take care of business at PNC Arena yet again, or will the Rangers return in another series to advance?
The Sporting News will follow Hurricanes-Rangers Game 7 updates, scores and highlights.
Rangers Game 7 Score vs. Hurricanes
Rangers vs. Hurricanes updates, Game 7 highlights
9:19 p.m. ET: Third penalty of the evening for the Hurricanes, Svechnikov absent for tripping. Rangers have already capitalized on the PP twice.
9:13 p.m. ET: The second period begins.
9:03 p.m. ET: Before the start of the second, the Hurricanes announce that Jarvis will not return. Listed as an upper body injury for the rookie.
Canes announces Seth Jarvis won’t return with upper-body injury after Trouba hit
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1st half: Rangers 2, Hurricanes 0
8:51 p.m. ET: End of 1st, 2-0 Rangers. The Hurricanes had a big push in the final 3-4 minutes, and nearly had one after Shesterkin failed to take a shot to his chest, but the Rangers keeper didn’t let it go. Another period where Rangers outplayed their opponents despite being overrun and overrun.
8:44 p.m. ET: Seth Jarvis has yet to turn over the Carolina bench after Trouba’s first hit. Here is a preview of the collision.
Here is the success of Trouba on Jarvis pic.twitter.com/9r6ZcyVG1a
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8:37 p.m. ET: The Rangers kill the miner Reaves. The Hurricanes drop to 1 for 16 in the series on the power play.
8:33 p.m. ET: And another penalty. Ryan Reaves is called for interference after a late hit on Tony DeAngelo. Carolina gets her second chance on man advantage.
8:30 p.m. ET: Right off the faceoff after Kreider’s goal, Teuvo Teravainen as his slap shot from the slot was just saved with the toe by Shesterkin. Carolina was inches away from responding with her own goal.
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8:29 p.m. ET: GOAL! Another power play goal for New York as Chris Kreider points to a spot shot from Mika Zibanejad. Great sticking work from the 50-goal scorer, 2-0 Rangers after eight minutes.
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8:26 p.m. ET: Another penalty as the Hurricanes are claimed for too many men. Looks like Seth Jarvis was hurt by a blow from Trouba and was crawling to the bench. Someone jumped on the ice too early and got into the play before Jarvis was benched. Rangers with a chance to go 2 for 2 on the man advantage.
8:24 p.m. ET: The penalty is killed. The Canes’ best chance came when Martin Necas had a chance to shoot the puck into the crease, but opted to slide it to Andrei Svechnikov beside the net and Svechnikov blew.
8:21 p.m. ET: And now it’s Carolina’s turn to play on the power play. Jacob Trouba gets whistled for Jesperi Kotkaniemi in the visor. The Hurricanes’ power play suffered badly in these playoffs, converting just six of their 50 chances.
8:19 p.m. ET: GOAL! The Rangers strike first as it’s Adam Fox with two seconds left on the power play. New York had none for most of the man advantage, but Fox jumps behind the play and beats Raanta over the gauntlet with a shot from the top of the circle. 1-0 Rangers after four minutes.
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) May 31, 2022
8:46 p.m. ET: Early power play for New York as Sebastian Aho is called for a hook. Braden Schneider entered the slot from the point for a shot and Aho had Andrew Copp tied as he tried to screen Raanta.
8:14 p.m. ET: Game 7 is underway between Canes and Rangers.
8 p.m. ET: As the opening showdown looms, it will be a streak that ends tonight. The Rangers have won four straight playoff games, while the Hurricanes have not lost at home in the playoffs. One of these sequences is breaking.
7 p.m. ET: No change in the crease on either side. It will again be Antti Raanta for Carolina even after being taken out in Game 6. And of course it’s Igor Shesterkin for New York.
Skate lines: Aho with Teravainen, Jarvis; Trocheck with Svechnikov, Necas; Staal line intact; Kotkaniemi with Lorentz and Domi. No change in the D Raanta pairs in the starter’s crease. Kochetkov is the second goalkeeper.
– Alexander Chip (@ice_chip) May 30, 2022
What channel is Rangers vs Hurricanes Game 7 airing on?
- Date: Monday May 30
- TV channels: ESPN (USA) | Sportsnet (Canada)
- Live broadcast : fubo TV | ESPN+ (US) | SN Now (Canada)
Game 7 of the second-round series between the Rangers and the Hurricanes will be shown on ESPN in the United States and Sportsnet in Canada.
The game can be streamed live on ESPN+ or fuboTV (which offers a free trial) in the US, and SN Now in Canada.
What time does Rangers Game 7 vs. Hurricanes start?
- Date: Monday May 30
- Time: 8 p.m. ET
New York and Carolina will face off in Game 7 on Monday, May 30. The puck drop will take place shortly after 8 p.m. ET at the PNC Arena in Raleigh. CN
Rangers vs Hurricanes Series Schedule
|Date||To place||Time (ET)||TV|
|Wed 18 May||to carolina||hurricanes 2, Rangers 1 (OT)||ESPN, SNE, SNO, SNP, TVA Sports|
|Fri, May 20||to carolina||hurricanes 2, Rangers 0||ESPN, SNE, SNO, SNP, TVA Sports|
|Sun 22 May||At New York||Ranger 3, Hurricanes 1||ESPN, Sportsnet, SN360 TVA Sports|
|Tue, May 24||At New York||rangers 4Hurricanes 1||ESPN, SNE, SNO, SNP, TVA Sports|
|Thu 26 May||to carolina||Hurricanes 3, Rangers 1||ESPN, SNE, SNO, SNP, TVA Sports|
|Sat 28 May||At New York||Rangers 5, Hurricanes 2||ESPN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports|
|Monday May 30||to carolina||8 p.m.||ESPN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports|