May 20th, 2024

NHL roundup: Hurricanes beat Rangers to stay alive, Shines outshine Avs


By The Associated Press on May 13, 2024.

New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin looks back at the puck in the net after the Carolina Hurricanes scored in the third period during Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series Monday, May 13, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

NEW YORK (AP) – Jordan Staal and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored 3:06 apart in the third period, and the Carolina Hurricanes got four goals in the final period for a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers in Game 5 of the second-round playoff series on Monday night, staving off elimination for the second straight game.

Jordan Martinook and Martin Necas also scored in the Hurricanes’ big third period, and Frederik Andersen – starting for the fourth time in five games in this series and ninth time in 10 games in the post-season – had 20 saves.

Jacob Trouba scored a short-handed goal and Igor Shesterkin stopped 24 shots for New York, which has lost two straight after taking a 3-0 series lead.

Game 6 in the best-of-seven series is Thursday night in Raleigh, N.C.

Elsewhere in the NHL on Monday:

STARS 5 AVALANCHE 1

DENVER (AP) – Wyatt Johnston scored twice on the eve of his 21st birthday as Dallas pushed Colorado to the brink of elimination Monday night with a 5-1 win in Game 4 that came hours after Avalanche standout Valeri Nichushkin was suspended for at least six months.

Johnston had short-handed and power-play goals for the Stars, who grabbed a 3-1 lead in the second-round, best-of-seven series. Dallas can close it out at home in Game 5 on Wednesday.

Miro Heiskanen and Evgenii Dadonov also scored, while Sam Steel added a late empty-net goal. Jake Oettinger made 24 saves.

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