Rangers fail to sweep as Hurricanes capture Game 4

The Rangers need at least one more game to earn a berth in the conference finals.

After the Blueshirts fought back to tie the game at 3 in the final period, Carolina defeated the Rangers 4-3 on the game-winning goal from old friend Brady Skjei in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in Raleigh, North Carolina. He defeated it and was ultimately the winner. The series returns to New York.

Carolina led 3-1 early, but goals from Barclay Woodrow and Alexis Lafreniere tied the Rangers for a tie.

Sebastian Aho celebrates after scoring a first-period goal in the Hurricanes’ Game 4 win over the Rangers. NHLI (via Getty Images)

Rangers players after Barclay Goodrow's second-period goal in Game 4, a 4-3 loss to the Hurricanes.
Rangers players after Barclay Goodrow’s second-period goal in Game 4, a 4-3 loss to the Hurricanes. Jason Suzens/New York Post

But for the 17th time in the series, the Hurricanes finally solved the Rangers’ penalty kill.

Skjei, a former Ranger, led the game-winning shot through traffic with just over three minutes remaining.