The 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs are approaching the second round with a near record-tying amount of Game 7s. The second round of the 2022 playoffs will begin next week. The Carolina Hurricanes were one of those five Game 7s in the first round. Carolina was able to defeat the Boston Bruins 4-3 in the series to advance.
The Hurricanes and Bruins went all series with the home team winning. At the end of the day, the Hurricanes were just too much defensively in Game 7 and the Bruins lost 3-2 on Saturday afternoon. The Hurricanes got balanced scoring with four players scoring at least three goals in the seven games. Goalie Antti Raanta performed well in the crucial game after missing two earlier in the series due to injury. Raanta has been filling in for Frederik Andersen.
This is the second straight season the ‘Canes will be in the second round as well as three of the past four seasons. The Hurricanes are looking to get back to the Eastern Conference Final for the first time since 2019, when Carolina lost to the Bruins.
The Hurricanes will face the New York Rangers in the second round. Artemi Panarin scored the game-winner in OT to help the Rangers win 4-3 over the Penguins in Game 7 on Sunday night.