NHL Hockey

Carolina Hurricanes (54-20-8)

Thu. 5/12 Sat. 5/14 Wed. 5/18 Fri. 5/20 Sun. 5/22
@ Bos 
L 2-5
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vs. Bos 
W 3-2
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vs. NYR 
4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET23:00 GMT7:00 4:00 PM MST5:00 PM CST6:00 PM EST3:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ET20:00 BRT
vs. NYR 
5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST6:00 PM CST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ET21:00 BRT
@ NYR 
12:30 PM PT1:30 PM MT2:30 PM CT3:30 PM ET19:30 GMT3:30 12:30 PM MST1:30 PM CST2:30 PM EST23:30 UAE15:30 ET16:30 BRT

Raanta proves ready for top role in Hurricanes' playoff push

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Antti Raanta stayed ready, even while spending most of a season backing up one of the NHL's top goalies. He's critical now for the Carolina Hurricanes as they advance in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Pressed into duty with No. 1 goaltender Frederik Andersen injured, Raanta was the defensive anchor for the Hurricanes' first-round series with the Boston Bruins. He was strong again in net for Saturday's clinching Game 7 victory, another sign that the Hurricanes' offseason bet on an overhaul at the position has paid off.

"When Freddy got hurt, it was kind of like, `OK, now it's a chance for me to show what I can do in the big stages,'" Raanta said after the 3-2 win. "Starting from Game 1, I think my game was pretty good."

Points: S. Aho81
Plus/Minus: J. Slavin35
Shots on Goal: A. Svechnikov249
PIM: I. Cole83
Win: F. Andersen35
Shutouts: F. Andersen4
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 277 (9)
Shots: 2798 (9)
PP%: 22.0% (13)
Penalty Minutes: 758 (10)
Assists: 481 (9)
SH Goals: 4 (25)
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Carolina 54 20 8 116
x-NY Rangers 52 24 6 110
x-Pittsburgh 46 25 11 103
x-Washington 44 26 12 100
NY Islanders 37 35 10 84
Columbus 37 38 7 81
New Jersey 27 46 9 63
Philadelphia 25 46 11 61
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 200 (32)
Shots Against: 2310 (32)
PK%: 88.0% (1)
Penalty Minutes: 629 (29)
Shutouts: 6 (8)
Sv%: 0.913 (4)
Date Player Status
5/6 J. Martinook Lower-body injury - left game (day-to-day)
4/16 F. Andersen Lower-body injury - left game (day-to-day)
9/21 J. Gardiner Back (IR)
Date Player Transactions
5/5 R. Seeley Sent to minors Chicago-AHL
5/2 J. Lafontaine Called up from minors from Chicago-AHL
5/2 A. Pashin Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
4/17 P. Kochetkov Called up from minors from Chicago-AHL
4/3 V. Ponomaryov Sent to minors Chicago-AHL
3/30 N. Gunler Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
3/28 T. Reunanen Traded for Maxim Letunov
3/21 J. Kotkaniemi Contract extended Eight-year contract extension
3/21 N. Niederreiter Suspension Over
3/21 M. Domi Traded for Yegor Korshkov
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