Once again, the Hurricanes are defeated in a close one.
The Rangers capped off their victory in the third period when Brandon Dubinsky scored with 7:50 left in the game to make it a 3-1 lead for the Rangers.
However, the Hurricanes came back less than thirty seconds later when Canes winger Tuomo Ruutu scored his 14th goal of the season to make it 3-2.
But for Carolina, that was all she wrote.
The story of this game is that the Rangers seem to remain the best penalty-killing team in the NHL, shutting the Hurricanes down four times. Stephen Valiquette came up good in a spot start effort, allowing only two goals in 35 shots.
NYR 4:21 Lauri Korpikoski (3) [wrist] Assist: Scott Gomez, Markus Naslund
NYR 10:03 Scott Gomez (10) [one-time] Assist: Markus Naslund, Michal Rozsival
CAR 13:04 Ryan Bayda (4) [snap] Assist: Tuomo Ruutu, Rod Brind'Amour
NYR 12:10 Brandon Dubinsky (8) [snap] Assist: Nikolai Zherdev, Dmitri Kalinin
CAR 12:35 Tuomo Ruutu (14) [snap] Assist: Chad LaRose, Rod Brind'Amour
First Star: NYR Scott Gomez: one goal, one assist
Second Star: NYR Markus Naslund: two assists
Third Star: NYR Brandon Dubinsky: one goal