SUNRISE, FL - NOVEMBER 4: The New York Rangers celebrate their overtime victory over Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on November 4, 2017 in Sunrise, Florida. The Rangers defeated the Panthers 5-4 in overtime. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

The Rangers traveled to Raleigh, NC to take on the Hurricanes in an Eastern Conference matchup. It was a dominating performance.

The New York Rangers came to Raleigh, NC to face off against the Carolina Hurricanes following their 3-0 win over Ottawa on Sunday Night. The controlled the pace of the game from the opening face-off as the game was never in doubt.

The Rangers wasted no time getting on the scoreboard as Chris Kreider scored a goal at 0:52 of the first period. Brendan Smith and J.T. Miller had the assists.

Mika Zibanejad scored a goal at 2:11 of the first that Hurricanes goalie Scott Darling will definitely want back. Zibanejad shot the puck from outside the Hurricanes blue line, which was misplayed by Darling’s glove hand and it wound up in the net. Brady Skjei had the assist.

The Hurricanes got on the scoreboard with a power-play goal by Sebastian Aho at 8:50 of the first period.

The Paul Carey gets his first as a Ranger at 10:47 of the first period, assisted by Jimmy Vesey and Nick Holden.

Hank with the huge save late in the third period on Hurricanes Justin Faulk. This was Henrik Lundqvist 10th straight start in goal for the Rangers.

Just 20 seconds into the third period, Kreider scored his second goal of the game in the power play. Smith an Miller had the assists.

Jasper Fast scored at 5:45 of the third period to makes it a 5-1 Rangers lead. Kevin Hayes and Rick Nash had the helpers.

Fast tallied his second of the game at 12:26 of the third with Steven Kampfer assisting.

Game Notes

Now, this is how Zucc relaxes in-between period. Maybe there is a Dancing With The Stars tryout in his future.

Read what ESNY’s Billy Mclnerney had to say about Ryan McDonagh‘s injury. The Rangers, presumably without McDonagh, return to the ice Friday when they host the Detroit Red Wings. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

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Frank Curto

A graduate of St. John’s University class of ’91. I have been a fan of The New York Rangers since the days of Peter Puck. Founder of Ranger Proud, the Facebook page that covers all news, notes , pre /post game stats, and player quotes. Follow me at Facebook/RangerProud, Twitter @RangerProud & and @FrankCurto On Instagram, Ranger.proud