Rangers Can’t Contain the Hurricanes in 4-3 loss
New York, NY - Eric Cole scored the go-ahead goal on a power play with 3:59 left to give the Carolina Hurricanes (5-4-0) the 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers (4-4-1) in hockey action on Friday night. Also contributing was Hurricanes first-round draft pick Jeff Skinner who had his first two-goal game.
Also netting a goal was Tuomo Ruutu, while Cam Ward made 40 saves in net for Carolina. For the Rangers Ryan Callahan, Marc Stall and Brandon Dubinsky all netted goals while Henrik Lundqvist made 34 saves for New York who is 1-3-1 at home.
Ruutu was able to connect on a power play goal at the 15:29 mark of the first period, hammering home a rebounded shot of Anton Babchuk point shot. Skinner who was playing in his first game at Madison Square Garden was impressive breaking in a alone on Lundqvist, showing forehand before netting a backhander to put the Hurricanes up by the score of 3-2
As for the Rangers Callahan and Staal both were able to net goals on power play opportunities, which were both converted in the second period of play. Both teams goal tending was sharp in the third period of play but Eric Cole was able to net the game winning goal to give the road weary Hurricanes the victory.
Up next for the Rangers is a trip to Canada as they have a 7:00 p.m. face-off against the Toronto Maple Leafs.