The Hurricanes took advantage of the home environment in a key duel, as only the team playing in their own hall always collected prizes in the Boston series. And that was true this time as well.
“Everyone loves match number seven. We’d rather have a home advantage, but we’d just play it on Mars if necessary,” said Boston coach Bruce Cassidy. But the opponent had a home environment and took full advantage of it.
Carolina, in whose second attack the Czech Martin Nečas started, led 1: 0 after the first twenty minutes, and 3: 1 after the middle part of the game. Twenty-one seconds before the end, Pastrňák dueled the duel when he corrected the score from Bruins’ point to 2: 3, but Boston didn’t make it anymore and said goodbye to the NHL playoffs after the opening round. In addition to Pastrňák, Tomáš Nosek also finished in the playoffs.
|1. kolo play off NHL:|
|Eastern Conference – Match 7:|
|Carolina – Boston 3:2 (1:0, 2:1, 0:1)|
|Final score of the series: 4: 3 on matches.|