Carolina Hurricanes' ice hockey players also won a second game on the ice of the New York Islanders (2: 1) and in the series of East NHL Conference semifinals lead 2: 0.
Even in the second Sunday match, guests succeeded. The Colorado won over San Jose 4: 3 and leveled the series in the Western Conference semifinal at 1: 1.
NHL – Playoff Round 2:
New York Islanders – Carolina 1: 2 (1: 0, 0: 0, 0: 2, 1: 1) t
Goals: 14. Barz (Lee, Eberle) – 41. Foegele (Wallmark, Mäenalanen), 42nd Niederreiter (Teräväinen, Slavin)
/ Series Status 0: 2/
San Jose Colorado 3: 4 (1: 0, 0: 2, 2: 2)
Goals: 8, E. Kane (Burns, Hertl), 56. Burns (E. Karlsson, Sörensen), 60. Burns (Hertl, E. Kane) – 29. Landeskog (Barrie, MacKinnon), 37. Barrie (Landeskog, Rantanen), 51. Nieto (Calvert, Barrie), 59. MacKinnon (Calvert, Grubauer)
/ Series Status 1: 1/
At New York's Barclays Center, the home team led Mathew Barzal's goal from the 14th minute, but 48 seconds at the start of the third period and two goals turned the guests. Successful shooters were Warren Foegele and Nino Niederreiter. 23-year-old Foegele has already hit his team for the fifth time in this playoff and is the best scorer of his team.
The second triumph of Hurricanes was born in the goal with Curtis McElhinney, because the hero of the first battle with the Islanders, Petr Mrázek (31 interventions and shutout), did not catch the other for injuries in the lower body. The Czech goalkeeper was injured at the beginning of the second period when he interfered with Leo Komarov. McElhinney had 17 treatments.
"He was great all year round, so we were not afraid when we had to go to the goalie exchange. He came and stopped his place," McElhinneya's Coach Rod Brind Amour.
"I'm not surprised at how we play. We played the whole second half of the season as if they were playing off matches and now we can see it. We're an exceptionally tough group of players and I'm proud of it," said Foegele on the official NHL website.
"We haven't managed home games, but there's no time for frustration. We have a few things to improve on ice and especially to find a way to win the rival," NY Islanders striker Josh Bailey said. The series continues on Caroline's ice in Raleigh on Wednesday, May 1st.
New York Islanders – Carolina in NHL playoffs
Colorado managed the number 2 match in San Jose thanks to a goal and two assists from defender Tyson Barrie. The guests led in the middle of the third period 3: 1. Then, while reducing the home bomber from defense Brent Burns, but Nathan MacKinnon 62 seconds before the end of the third third goal to the empty goal increased to 4: 2 for Avalanche.
Although Burns fighter responded 11 seconds before the end in the power play, but it was little time to settle. Goalie Philipp Grubauer had 31 interventions in the winning team and scored one assistance. Continue on Tuesday on Colorado ice in Denver.
"This victory will help our self-esteem. It is not easy to succeed in San Jose, but we have come here with faith in one victory. pronounced 27-year-old Tyson Barrie, NHL's first star of the match.
"They have a good team, they have no problem going back after losing. In this part of the season you have to go for a match and not think about what was. We go to Denver for victory," Brent Burns, author of two goals and assistance.