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NEW YORK - The Carolina Hurricanes will try to keep their season alive once again on Monday as they return to Madison Square Garden for Game 5 against the New York Rangers.


When: Monday, May 13

Puck Drop: 7 p.m. ET

Series: Rangers Lead 3-1

Watch: ESPN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports

Listen: 99.9 The Fan, Hurricanes App

Odds at Time of Publishing, Provided By Fanatics Sportsbook: Canes -115

The Series So Far

  • Game 1: New York goes a perfect 7/7 on special teams, leading the way to a 4-3 series-opening victory.
  • Game 2: Vincent Trocheck scores the game-winner in 2OT, securing another 4-3 win for the Presidents' Trophy winners.
  • Game 3: Artemi Panarin gives New York another overtime victory, leading his team to a 3-0 series advantage.
  • Game 4: The Canes stave off elimination thanks to a late power play goal from Brady Skjei.

Last Time Out

  • Carolina jumped on New York early on Saturday, taking a 3-1 lead in the first period. The Rangers pushed back as the game went along though, eventually tying the game in the third.
  • Inside the final five minutes, the Canes broke through on the power play for the first time in the series (1/17) to earn the win. Skjei, moved up to the first unit, fit a shot through from the point, securing the 4-3 win for his team.

Brady Bunch (Of Points)

  • Skjei played the hero on Saturday, but he's also been distributing the puck at a high rate thus far this postseason too.
  • His seven assists trail only Evan Bouchard (9) and Cale Makar (9) for the league lead among defensemen.

Fishing For The Scoresheet

  • Sebastian Aho scored Carolina’s second goal in Game 4, recording at least one point in every game so far this series.
  • He has now tallied a team-high 10 points (3g, 7a) in nine games in these playoffs, as he looks to join Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux as the third player in NHL history to finish at least tied for his team lead in scoring in each of his first six career postseasons.
  • Aho has also become just the 10th player in league history to register double-digit points in at least six consecutive postseasons, joining Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Bernie Geoffrion, Brad Marchand, Peter Forsberg, Mikko Rantanen, Glenn Anderson, Jari Kurri and Mike Bossy.

In Net

  • After going with Pyotr Kochetkov in Game 3, the Canes turned back to Frederik Andersen for Game 4.
  • Andersen earned the win, stopping 22/25, but when asked on Sunday, Rod Brind'Amour said the team hadn't made a decision on their Game 5 starter yet.
  • Andersen has stopped 76/87 thus far in the series, and Kochetkov also recorded a 22/25 line in the Game 3 overtime loss.

On The Other Side

  • New York's top dogs had been their best players in the first three games of the series, but they finally cooled off in Game 4.
  • The team's depth forward pitched in with two of the team's three goals, but Alexis Lafrenière chipped in with his sixth point in four games.
  • After recording multiple power play goals in the first two games of the series, the Rangers' power play was held off the board for a second consecutive game (0/1).

Injury Updates

  • Forward Jesper Fast suffered an upper-body injury in the team's regular season finale on Tuesday, April 16. On Thursday, April 25, Rod Brind'Amour said that he is likely out for the entire postseason.
  • Defenseman Brett Pesce suffered a lower-body injury during Round 1, Game 2. Brind'Amour said he's not counting on #22 being available this series, but he remains hopeful he may be able to get in at some point.  On Sunday, May 12, the head coach said that Pesce skated for the first time since suffering the injury.

What Are We Wearing?

  • The team will be wearing their black sweaters for all home games during the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and white for all road games.

Where To Watch

  • Can't make it to PNC Arena, or looking for a place to watch the road games in the series?
  • Visit any Carolina Ale House in the state to watch the Canes throughout the playoffs.

What's Next After This Game?

  • If the Canes win, they are scheduled to practice on both Tuesday and Wednesday before then hosting Game 6 on Thursday at PNC Arena.
  • If the Canes lose, information regarding exit interviews will be distributed in the following days.