Analysis from New York
→ The Carolina Hurricanes saw a two-goal lead evaporate, as the New York Rangers scored three unanswered goals to top the Canes, 3-2, in the first meeting between these two teams this week.
"For two periods, we were by far the better team," said Viktor Stalberg, who scored the Canes' two goals. "We were really putting pressure on them every single shift. A frustrating ending here. We've got to be a little bit smarter and find a way to be stronger in the third period."
"I thought we skated real good early. I thought we skated and made plays," head coach Bill Peters said. "We stood around a little bit more as the game went along, we didn't make many plays, we weren't as dangerous and we spent too much time defending."