Apr 22, 2024 - News

🏒 Canes take the first game

Stefan Noesen, No. 23 of the Carolina Hurricanes, celebrates after scoring against the New York Islanders during the third period in game one of the first round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Photo: Grant Halverson/Getty Images

The Carolina Hurricanes claimed the first game of their opening-round playoff series against the New York Islanders Saturday — riding a strong performance from goaltender Frederik Andersen.

Driving the news: The Hurricanes won the series' first game in Raleigh 3-1, with the Islanders proving to be a handful for the Canes throughout.

  • Going into the third period, the game was tied 1-1.
  • But then the Canes got a go-ahead goal from Stefan Noesen, followed by an open-net goal from Martin Necas with 1:32 left in the game.
  • Andersen made several critical saves, notching 34 in total.

What they're saying: "You don't want to be a team relying on your goalie, but Freddie's always been there for us and has made the big save when we need it," defenseman Brady Skjei said, according to the Associated Press, adding: "Obviously we've got to do a little better job of helping him out."

What's next: Game two is in Raleigh tonight at 7:30pm before the team heads north to New York.


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