Henrik Lundqvist got the chance in the goal again for the New York Rangers. But even this time, the match would end as gloomily as the first. Already the second shot slipped through Lunkan's armpit when Andrei Svetnikov shot. However, it would not be the only time that the Russian talent outsmarted the Swedish goalkeeper.

Svetnikov also made it 2-1 early in the second period when he with a real cannon from the right circle that was placed in the net roof. Carolina extended the lead a minute later, and held on to the 3-1 lead until the third period.

Hat-trick by Svetnikov

There were probably many who expected Rangers to do everything to get closer. But it was the opposite. Carolina took total command in the third and with six minutes left, the final decision came when the duo Sebastian Aho and Andrei Svetnikov came in a game reversal. Aho to Svetjnikov who put the puck high, unreachable for Lundqvist, and scored his third goal of the match.

The victory for Carolina means that they are now a victory from an advancement to the playoffs. For the Rangers, it takes three victories in three games for the season not to be over.