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Florida is one step away from the Stanley Cup Final! Rangers were left without victory in the most important match

Date: July 15, 2024 Time: 04:11:11

Florida is one step away from the Stanley Cup Final! Rangers were left without victory in the most important match

Dmitry Storozhev May 31, 2024, 06:20 Moscow time

The Panthers can get a ticket to the decisive series in their stadium.

After four games in the Eastern Conference Finals series between the Rangers and Florida, the score was tied: both teams won a home-and-away game each and returned to New York to determine who would be one step away from the Stanley Cup Final, and before. which is seriously looming for an early vacation. Furthermore, the last three games ended in overtime; Of course, neither club wants to give the opponent an advantage, but in this confrontation the fight is incredibly tense.

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This game turned out to be just as intense. The Rangers, it seems, started a little better: the hosts more actively threatened the opponent’s goal, but Sergei Bobrovsky, who today surpassed Evgeni Nabokov in the number of matches in the NHL playoffs (86 each) and took second place among the Russians. , he faced all the shots in the initial stretch. The Panthers, in turn, almost opened the scoring with their first dangerous opportunity, but after Sam Bennett’s shot the puck hit the post.

The goals came in the second third: after two minutes the red light came on behind Bobrovsky. His team had the right to a power play, but instead of successful actions in the attacking zone, they brought problems to their goal. Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider, who had not yet scored a single point in this series, had the opportunity to escape, and in the head-to-head fight the American turned out to be stronger than the Russian goalkeeper.

You can watch the video on the official NHL website. Video rights belong to NHL Enterprises, LP.

A few minutes later, the blue shirts found themselves with a numerical advantage, but the action soon passed into the control of Igor Shesterkin. In one episode, the Rangers goalkeeper almost earned his team another fine, but Erik Gustafsson responded to Niko Mikkola’s rudeness, forcing the referees to impose mutual sanctions.

And after another four minutes, the guests regained their balance: the New York defense fell asleep when connecting with the attack of Gustav Forsling, who found himself completely alone in the same place and, with an awkward hand, sent the puck into the upper corner Goal by Shestyorkin.

You can watch the video on the official NHL website. Video rights belong to NHL Enterprises, LP.

This goal changed the situation in the match: Florida felt confident, began to play more boldly in every way and attacked the opposing goalkeeper more frequently. It even got to the point where Igor had to respond: after one of the collisions, Matthew Tkachuk took it from him.

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This time the end came before extra time. Midway through the third period, Anton Lundell gave the Panthers the lead with a shot from the left circle.

You can watch the video on the official NHL website. Video rights belong to NHL Enterprises, LP.

But the most important goal was not even this one: at the end of the match, Peter Laviolette replaced the goalkeeper with the sixth player, and Bennett took advantage of this to make the score 3:1.

His goal turned out to be the winning goal: a minute later, the Rangers fell back a goal, but could do no more. The southerners maintained the victory and made the series end 3-2; Perhaps on the night of June 2, Paul Maurice’s team will reach its second consecutive Stanley Cup final.

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