Warren Foegele had two goals and an assist, Andrei Svechnikov got his first career goal to snap tie midway through the third period, and the host Carolina Hurricanes rallied to beat the Rangers, 8-5, Sunday.
Svechnikov, the No. 2 overall pick in June’s draft, deflected Justin Faulk’s shot in front of the net with 9 minutes 16 seconds remaining to break a 5-5 tie and give the Hurricanes their first lead. Foegele followed with his second goal 47 seconds later and Teuvo Teravainen added an empty-netter to secure Carolina’s first home win under their new coach, Rod Brind’Amour.
“I waited for this my whole life,” said the 18-year-old Svechnikov, who became the first N.H.L. player born in the 2000s to score a goal.
Jordan Martinook, Jordan Staal, Micheal Ferland, Lucas Wallmark and Teuvo Teravainen also scored for the Hurricanes.
The Rangers had leads of 2-0, 3-2, 4-3 and 5-4 and failed to hold each of them. Jimmy Vesey and Chris Kreider each scored twice and Pavel Buchnevich added a goal for the Rangers, who remains winless in three games under their new coach, David Quinn.
“Defensively, we looked like we had never gone over these Wholesale nhl jerseys
coverages or anything we had been working on,” Quinn said. “We had a hard time handling success tonight. When we got up, we didn’t pay attention to detail in the same situation.”
Petr Mrazek made 19 saves for the Hurricanes, and Alexandar Georgiev had 32 for the Rangers.
The teams combined for four goals in each of the first two periods and were tied at 4-4 heading to the third. Vesey and Kreider scored on the Rangers’ first two shots of the game, only to have the Hurricanes battle back.
Foegele and Martinook scored to pull the Hurricanes to 2-2 by the end of the first. Vesey again opened the scoring with a quick goal in the second, and again Carolina responded. Right after the Hurricanes killed off a four-on-three power play, Staal finished off a breakaway with a wrist shot over Georgiev’s blocker.
Buchnevich gave the Rangers the lead once again in the second when he stuffed home a rebound on a power play, but a critical mistake by Georgiev allowed the Hurricanes to tie it back up. As the clock moved under a minute, he left his crease to try to clear a puck out of the corner.