As per reports, after a collision in the first period, the Carolina Hurricanes were forced to play with their No. 3 goaltender on Wednesday night. First-round series between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Boston Bruins is now 2-0 after Pyotr Kochetkov, a 22-year-old rookie, made 30 saves. David Pastrnak’s glove caught Antti Raanta in the mask as he skated by the Bruins forward.
This game’s goalie left with a cut on his mouth, never came back. It was initially called a five-minute major for goalie interference, but on review, it was reduced to a two-minute minor. “Obviously, he didn’t come back, so that’s not a good sign,” coach Rod Brind’Amour told our source. Following the game, his demeanor was upbeat. Another day, another backup goalie was forced into action due to an injury.
During the second overtime period on Tuesday, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Louis Domingue was inserted into the game after Casey DeSmith was forced to leave due to injury. Dominic Domingue made 17 saves to secure the win over the New York Rangers. The Hurricanes’ goalkeepers have a lot of success because of the team’s strong defensive performance.
Free agents Frederik Andersen and Antti Raanta, Carolina’s Jennings Trophy winners for the lowest team goals against average this season, have replaced the three goaltenders from last season. After Andersen was forced to sit out Game 1 due to an injury sustained in April, Raanta got his first playoff start and recorded 35 saves in a 5-1 win.
He allowed only two Patrice Bergeron goals, one of which was deflected in by the Bruins captain’s skate. There was even a minor fight between the goalie and Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand. Sebastian Aho and Nino Niederreiter each scored twice for the Hurricanes.
The team’s power play, which had been stuttering, struck twice in the final minutes. After Andersen’s injury, Kochetkov was called up from the American Hockey League and the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia. As far as I can tell, he’s a very confident individual “Andrei Svechnikov, who translates for the goalie, said this about the Hurricanes forward. He’s prepared to go to the net and play his best if the worst happens.'”