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A “Special Group” In Carolina

from Robby Stanley at NHL.com,

Sebastian Aho scored his second goal of the game at 1:06 of overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes a series-ending 4-3 win against the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup First Round at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday.

Aho redirected a shot from Jaccob Slavin from the top of the left circle.

"I don't think we played, especially in the first two periods, and obviously Nashville, they were good, but I don't think we were quite there," Aho said. "The third period was an unbelievable effort through the lineup, and obviously [overtime] as well. It just shows that there's no quit in this team. We have that confidence that we're still in the game, even though we were down going into the third."...

Carolina scored three straight goals after being down 3-1. The last four games of the series went to overtime.

"It's been like that all year," Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour said. "We're playing games that aren't great, we look like we're probably out of it and then they just get it together. You've got a special group here. I mean, I know every coach would say that about their team, but we're proving it over and over and over. That's special."


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SYF's avatar

The Canes just seemed to keep motoring and seemed to get faster and faster as the third period went on.  The OT - they kept it simple:  throw the puck at the net and be ready for reebies. 

Man, they were a playoff team last night.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 05/28/21 at 01:15 PM ET

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