Domi, Raanta help Hurricanes shut down Bruins 3-2 in Game 7 :: WRALSportsFan.com

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– Twice in the past, Hurricane Carolina came to a head just to see their rise as a major Stanley Cup competition closed by the Boston Bruins.

The two newcomers contributed to the storm by finally pushing their opponent – and in Game 7, there.

Mid-season acquisition Max Domi scored twice in the second half as Antti Raanta had 27 saves to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Saturday to win their first series.

Teuvo Teravainen also scored for the Hurricanes, who eventually eliminated the team that eliminated them in the 2019 Eastern Conference final and then took the first five games in the Toronto bubble a year later.

“I feel different coming into this,” said Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour. “I think in the past, if we had won, you might have been a little surprised.

“This time, I felt it was our turn. Our boys are mature. I think they felt the same way. ”

Carolina progresses to the second round to face the winner of Sunday’s 7-game series between the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins.

One thing is for sure: winning the Metropolitan Division title paved the way for the opportunity to have ice at home. This was a series that no team could win on the road, with the Hurricanes finally getting the final word with the help of another domestic team.

“Obviously we need one on the way, and we can’t do that,” Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron said.

Carolina persevered after a 2-0 win and then did well in Thursday’s 6-game losing streak with a chance to advance.

“Game 7, Game 4, 5, 6 – whatever, you’re progressing, that’s a very good thing,” said Jaccob Slavin.

Domi was an unexpected star in this. Carolina met him on business day before March, and he blessed them with his original postseason goals. He also contributed to Teravainen’s goal and made it very well to the top of the starting line-up for the first time.

“Obviously I had the opportunity to come to a team like this,” Domi said.

Then there is Raanta, who joined Frederik Andersen in reforming the team in his goal-scoring role. But with Andersen sidelined at the end of the season, Raanta took the lead even though he had never played a postseason game before.

He was also steadfast in the net. Her biggest suspension came early with a full reservation to reject Taylor Hall near the left post on a 2-on-1 chance in the first leg of a wireless game.

David Pastrnak found one with 21.7 seconds left with Boston after pulling Jeremy Swayman to destroy the extra. From there, the storm had to wait for the right time to blow before the clock struck.

“When he got the second one, it was probably 20 seconds longer in my life,” Raanta said.

Jake DeBrusk scored the Bruins’ second half, with Swayman finishing with 28 saves.

Later, after DeBrusk hit Raanta from the top of the crease, Teravainen slammed into Domi for one moment. Puck outscored Swayman 10:33 a second to take a 3-1 lead with another goal coming within minutes.

“We are proud of the D-zone publication, the things we have done well throughout the year,” said Boston coach Bruce Cassidy. “Two damage that, yes, played, but a lot for us not to do the job defensively – be in the right place, good staff.”

SIX

The hurricane intensified 6-0 in Game 7s since the former Hartford Whalers relocated to North Carolina in 1997. This includes the 2006 Stanley Cup finals against Edmonton, as well as the second extra-season win over Boston in 2009 – coming 13 years. .

GET OUT OF FIRST

The Bruins were in their sixth game in a row. But this is the first time Boston have come out on top without a number of defeats since falling in six games in Ottawa in 2017.

THE ORIGIN OF BERGERON

Bergeron, who for a long time No. 1 Center, can be an unlimited assistant after 18 seasons with the team. He declined to comment on a new contract within a year, prompting him to resign or resign.

He did not plan for it later to decide what would happen.

“It’s very new right now,” Bergeron said. “It still hurts obviously from a list that was hit hard. It came in handy, so obviously I have to think about it. But I’m not there right now.

TRAINING HOUSE

The Hurricanes had their largest domestic group in franchise history with an attendance of 19,513. This surpassed 19,495 back-to-back goals in the final win over the New York Islanders’ second round in 2019.

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