Series Recap: Connor McDavid sends the Flames on vacation

Series Recap: Connor McDavid sends the Flames on vacation

What a night of hockey we had on Thursday. First, the Rangers and Hurricanes were vying for victory in Game 5 of the series in Carolina, and the battle for Alberta continued into the night. Let’s start with the game between the Oilers and the Flames.

It’s over for Calgary!

To the surprise of many, the Edmonton Oilers had a chance to finish the series in five short games against the Flames who, let’s remember, were dominant in the regular season.

Edmonton can thank the brilliance of their captain Connor McDavid, who has been fired up since the start of the playoffs.

Back to the game. It was the Flames who knocked on the door first of the game, courtesy of a goal scored by Andrew Mangiapane midway through the first half.

It was the first goal scored in this crazy game:

In a few moments, you’ll understand why I refer to the game as “completely insane.”

In the second half no less than seven (!!!) goals were scored between the two teams.

Backlund, Nurse, Puljujarvi, Hyman, Gaudreau, Jarnkrok and Bouchard hit the mark… leading both teams to the locker room tied at four goals each.

Here, in a few words, all the goals of the second:

Everything calmed down in the third half, when we felt the nervousness between the two formations. The game was a little closer and the nervousness among the players was noticeable, both among the Flames and among the Oilers.

No goals were scored in the last period, which entitled us to extra time to determine a winner in the game.

And who else but Captain McDavid to send the Flames on vacation?

The 97 Oilers shoot unannounced while stationed at the enclave to give their team the victory while also eliminating the Flames.

A pleasant surprise at the end!

The Hurricanes take the lead in the series.

After the Rangers won Games 3 and 4 at home, the series between New York and Carolina moved to the home of the Hurricanes for the fifth meeting between the two formations.

The Hurricanes have been burning at home since the start of the playoffs and have yet to be beaten. Therefore, the opportunity was good for the Rangers to end this winning streak.

However, the Canes were the first to score in the match, with a simply magnificent goal from Vincent Trocheck. Enjoy the staging of Captain Jordan Staal:

The Rangers’ heavy weapons, fairly quiet in the first two games in the series, seem to have finally woken up.

Mika Zibanejad, assisted by Artemi Panarin and Adam Fox, hits a powerful single shot to bring everyone back to square one. After the first half of the game, the score was one to one.

The rest of the game’s business went to the Carolina side, which muzzled New York’s offense with only 17 short shots in the game.

In the second half, Teuvo Terevainen scored his team’s second goal using a power play to give his team the lead. A good goal, by the way:

Although the lead was only one goal, we felt that Rangers were demotivated after Terevainen’s net. Nothing was working anymore and the players seemed a bit desperate.

Let’s still give credit to the Hurricanes, who played solid hockey in the game.

To deliver the coup de grรขce, Andrei Svechnikov broke away in the third period, hit a magnificent backhand feint and slipped the puck between Igor Shesterkin’s two pads.

At the same time, it was all over for the Rangers in this match:

Thus, the Hurricanes take a 3-2 series lead and will have a chance to eliminate the Rangers in the next game.

A lot of

– Awesome.

โ€“ The Hurricanes are dominant at home.

โ€“ Only one game tonight. Avalanche vs Blues, at 8 pm!


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