After two scoreless periods, managed to Warren Foegele for a fast attack, lifting the puck into the Rangers goal less than seven minutes into the third. Henrik Lundqvist touched the puck with his arm, but it was not enough to control it.
the Rangers failed to build up any attacking play of value during the remaining part of the match. What on paper looked like a good kvitteringsmöjlighet, a powerplay when the clock was at 14:20, resulted not in a single shot on goal and Carolina won the shots in the third with a 15-7.
" Terrible. I don't know, it's tough. It is not that we do not work hard, but in among you have to work smart and try to read the match. We didn't create enough offensively. We were in their zone a lot, but to get in on the action... I don't know, I wasn't there today, " says Rangers Norwegian star Mats Zuccarello told reporters after the match.
Lundqvist became the only outcome that Carolina made a further two goals.
"It was two teams playing pretty solid hockey," Henrik Lundqvist in the locker room.
He notes that the Carolina defended well.
"We had few chances, but they did a pretty good job," he says.
the 1994 edition of the Rangers, with Mark Messier in the lead, who won the Stanley Cup. The players from the 1994 also got to meet this year's edition.
"I have won the world CUP with Sweden and there is a lovely feeling to have accomplished something, such as a group," says Lundqvist.
A cool experience, thought Zuccarello, to meet their barndomshjältar.
" It is an honor to have them here. It is quite annoying that we could not give them a better performance, " he says.