Ice hockey – NHL: New York equalizes, Edmonton gets closer to the final

If Tampa Bay has already clinched its ticket to the NHL Eastern Conference Finals, the suspense remains in the second half, where the New York Rangers came back to 2-2 in their series against Carolina, winning 4-1 at home on Tuesday. The New Yorkers led 3-0 after a good half hour, thanks to Frank Vatrano, Adam Fox and Mika Zibanejad, then the Hurricanes closed the gap in the 57th by Teuvo Teravainen, but less than five minutes later, Andrew Copp sealed the victory for the Big Apple players. The series will now return to North Carolina, where the Hurricanes will try to preserve their home invincibility in these 2022 play-offs (six wins).

Crazy game in Edmonton

In the West, Edmonton are closing in on their first Conference final since 2006, after their 5-3 victory over Calgary in the Canadian derby, which allows them to lead 3-1 in the series. The Oilers started the game in the best possible way by leading 3-0 at the end of the first period thanks to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Zach Hyman and Evander Kane, the leading scorer in these play-offs. But Elias Lindholm, Mikael Backlund and Rasmus Andersson equalized between the 30th and 51st minutes (3-3) to restore hope to the Flames. Flames extinguished in the last five minutes of the match by new goals signed Nugent-Hopkins and Kane. The series returns to Calgary on Thursday.

ICE HOCKEY – NHL / PLAY-OFFS 2022

Semi-finals

CAROLINA HURRICANES (2) – NEW YORK RANGERS (4) : 2-2
Match 1 – Carolina Hurricanes – New York Rangers : 2-1 (ap)
Match 2 – Carolina Hurricanes – New York Rangers : 2-0
Match 3 – New York Rangers – Carolina Hurricanes : 3-1
Match 4 – New York Rangers – Carolina Hurricanes : 4-1
Game 5 on Thursday, May 26 at Raleigh
Game 6 on Saturday, May 28 in New York
Game 7 (if needed) Monday, May 30 at Raleigh

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Western Conference
CALGARY FLAMES (3) – EDMONTON OILERS (5) : 1-3
Match 1 – Calgary Flames – Edmonton Oilers : 9-6
Match 1 – Calgary Flames – Edmonton Oilers : 3-5
Match 3 – Edmonton Oilers – Calgary Flames : 4-1
Match 4 – Edmonton Oilers – Calgary Flames : 5-3
Game 5 Thursday, May 26 in Calgary
Game 6 (if necessary) on Saturday May 28 in Edmonton
Game 7 (if necessary) on Monday, May 30 in Calgary

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