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Svechnikov hat trick helps Hurricanes top Rangers in Game 2 of Qualifiers

Forward combines with Aho for six points to get to verge of sweep

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Svechnikov's historic hatty

Svechnikov makes Canes history with hatty

Andrei Svechnikov collects a hat trick against the Rangers, the first in Hurricanes franchise playoff history and his career

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Andrei Svechnikov got his first NHL hat trick, and the Carolina Hurricanes moved within one win of advancing into the Stanley Cup Playoffs by defeating the New York Rangers 4-1 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers at Scotiabank Arena on Monday.

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Qualifiers

Shesterkin practices, could be available to play Game 2 for Rangers

Goalie was ruled unfit for opening loss by Lundqvist to Hurricanes in Cup Qualifiers

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Igor Shesterkin practiced Sunday and could be available to play for the New York Rangers in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers against the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday (Noon ET; NBCSN, NHL.TV, SN, SN360, TVAS, FS-CR, MSG).

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Hurricanes defeat Lundqvist, Rangers in Game 1 of Cup Qualifiers

Slavin, Aho each has goal, assist; goalie makes 34 saves with Shesterkin unfit to play

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Slavin picks the corner

NYR@CAR, Gm1: Slavin opens scoring with great shot

SCQ, Gm1: Jaccob Slavin receives a great pass from Martin Necas and roofs a goal on Henrik Lundqvist to get the Hurricanes on the board early

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The Carolina Hurricanes won the first NHL game in 143 days, defeating the New York Rangers 3-2 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Saturday.

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Return to Play

Stanley Cup Qualifiers preview: Hurricanes vs. Rangers

Carolina's experience, strong defense key against New York's scoring prowess

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

The Stanley Cup Qualifiers will use eight best-of-5 series and two four-team round-robins to determine the field and seeding for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

NHL.com will preview every series and round-robin prior to the start of the Qualifiers on Saturday.

Today, the qualifier series between the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Rangers.

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Return to Play

Hurricanes defensemen must 'drive the boat' against Rangers

Brind'Amour says eight will be healthy for Qualifiers, 'we're as deep as we've ever been'

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Rod Brind'Amour is putting the pressure on his defensemen to be the difference for the Carolina Hurricanes against the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

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Return to Play

Rangers expect to make decision on tight goalie competition soon

'I think it's a good time to kind of reassess where we're at and take it from there,' coach says

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The competition between Henrik Lundqvist, Igor Shesterkin and Alexandar Georgiev to be the starting goalie for the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers is tight, according to coach David Quinn, who said Sunday that a decision could be made soon.

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Return to Play

Kakko comfortable playing with diabetes in Cup Qualifiers for Rangers

Forward aware of COVID-19 health risk, says 'Just keep sugars down and it's going to be OK'

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Kaapo Kakko is gearing up to play for the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers despite being at risk for severe complications if he were to contract coronavirus as a Type 1 diabetic.

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Return to Play

Skjei entering Qualifiers for Hurricanes with 'a ton of motivation'

Defenseman will try to help eliminate Rangers, who traded him to Carolina on Feb. 24

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Brady Skjei said he has extra incentive to start strong for the Carolina Hurricanes in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

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podcast

Weekes talks Rangers goalie situation on NHL @TheRink podcast

NHL Network analyst joins Rosen, Roarke for new episode

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Kevin Weekes thinks Henrik Lundqvist should be the starting goalie for the New York Rangers against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 1 the Stanley Cup Qualifiers at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, the Eastern Conference hub city, on Aug. 1 (12 p.m. ET).

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Behind The Numbers

Merzlikins, Francouz, Shesterkin should start in Qualifiers, numbers show

Statistics settle No. 1 goalie battles for Blue Jackets, Avalanche, Rangers

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com goes Behind the Numbers to identify key statistics for the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. The NHL season was paused March 12 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus. Under the Return to Play Plan, 24 teams will compete for the Stanley Cup -- 12 in the Eastern Conference, in Toronto, 12 in the Western Conference, in Edmonton -- starting Aug. 1.

Today, a look at which goalies deserve the starting jobs for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche and New York Rangers.

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