Hurricanes v. Predators – Staal Strikes Early in OT for Canes

#4 Nashville Predators v. #1 Carolina Hurricanes – Game 5
Series Tied 2-2

Game Recap:

Returning to Carolina for game five, the Hurricanes and Nashville Predators look to take the 3-2 series lead after Nashville won the last two games at home to tie the series at two. In the first period Yakov Trenin would open the scoring for the Preds after they couldn’t capitalize on the powerplay to take the 1-0 lead. Then a few minutes later on their first powerplay of the game it would be Martin Necas with a bullet of a shot to tie the game at one.

In the second period Trenin would strike again, this time 53 seconds into the period to give the Preds the lead back. The Canes would get a powerplay opportunity, and while they would get their chances on net, the Preds would do a good job of killing the penalty. Shortly after the penalty ended the Canes thought that they tied the game, but after a coach’s challenge for goalie interference, the goal would be overturned and the Preds would take the 2-1 lead into the second intermission.

Then in the third period Martin Necas would strike once again for the Canes to tie the game at two, and with the goal, it would send the game to overtime for the third consecutive game. However, we would only need 1:44 of overtime as Jordan Staal would strike to give the Hurricanes the 3-2 victory and 3-2 series lead.

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Nashville Predators:

Filip Forsberg — Ryan Johansen — Matt Duchene
Eeli Tolvanen — Mikael Granlund — Luke Kunin
Calle Jarnkrok — Erik Haula — Nick Cousins
Yakov Trenin — Colton Sissons — Tanner Jeannot

Roman Josi — Alexandre Carrier
Mattias Ekholm — Ryan Ellis
Ben Harpur — Matt Benning

Juuse Saros
Pekka Rinne

Scratched: Mathieu Olivier, Erik Gudbranson, Rocco Grimaldi, Brad Richardson, Tyler Lewington, David Farrance, Michael McCarron, Jeremy Davies, Rem Pitlick, Dante Fabbro, Kasimir Kaskisuo
Injured: Viktor Arvidsson (upper body), Luca Sbisa (lower body), Mark Borowiecki (upper body)

Carolina Hurricanes:

Andrei Svechnikov — Sebastian Aho — Teuvo Teravainen
Nino Niederreiter — Vincent Trocheck — Martin Necas
Warren Foegele — Jordan Staal — Jesper Fast
Jordan Martinook — Steven Lorentz — Brock McGinn

Jaccob Slavin — Dougie Hamilton
Brady Skjei — Brett Pesce
Jake Bean — Jani Hakanpaa

Alex Nedeljkovic
Petr Mrazek

Scratched: Morgan Geekie, Jake Gardiner, Maxime Lajoie, Max McCormick, Drew Shore, Ryan Suzuki, Roland McKeown, James Reimer
Injured: Cedric Paquette (lower body)

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First Period:

CAR Penalty – 5:03 – Dougie Hamilton 2 minutes for Cross Checking

NAS Goal – 11:44 – Yakov Trenin (1) from Roman Josi (3)

CAR Penalty – 13:10 – Andrei Svechnikov 2 minutes for Roughing

NAS Penalty – 13:10 – Luke Kunin 2 minutes for Roughing

NAS Penalty – 13:10 – Matt Benning 2 minutes for Roughing

CAR PPG – 14:21 – Martin Necas (1) from Dougie Hamilton (2)

End of FirstNAS – 1CAR – 1
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Second Period:

NAS Goal – :53 – Yakov Trenin (2) from Colton Sissons (2)

NAS Penalty – 8:59 – Filip Forsberg 2 minutes for Tripping

End of SecondNAS – 2CAR – 2
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Third Period:

CAR Penalty – 5:36 – Warren Foegele 2 minutes for Roughing

CAR Goal – 12:55 – Martin Necas (2) from Jaccob Slavin (1)

End of ThirdNAS – 2CAR – 2
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CAR Penalty – :56 – Brady Skjei 2 minutes for Holding

NAS Penalty – :1:43 – Alexandre Carrier 2 minutes for Interference

CAR Goal – 1:44 – Jordan Staal (4) from unassisted

End of OTNAS – 2CAR – 3
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