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In a nail-biting showdown on Thursday night, the New York Rangers triumphed over the Carolina Hurricanes with a 2-1 victory, securing their impressive sixth consecutive win. Will Cuylle emerged as the hero, netting the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, while Igor Shesterkin’s remarkable goaltending, with 26 saves, kept the Hurricanes at bay.

The Rangers are riding a wave of success with eight wins in their first ten games, a feat they’ve achieved only once before in franchise history. Their current 8-2-0 start is rivaled only by their legendary 9-1-0 performance back in the 1983-84 season.

Chris Kreider also made a significant contribution with a power-play goal early in the game. Seth Jarvis answered for the Hurricanes, who entered the game on a three-game winning streak, but Cuylle’s late heroics secured the Rangers’ victory.

Cuylle, a 21-year-old sensation, credited a brilliant pass from defenseman Jacob Trouba for his game-winning goal. Rangers’ coach Peter Laviolette praised Cuylle’s speed and physicality, highlighting the young player’s role in securing the win.

Shesterkin’s stellar performance, with 12 crucial saves in the third period, was instrumental in preserving the Rangers’ lead. He now boasts six wins in eight games this season.

The rivalry between the Rangers and the Hurricanes remains fierce, with the Rangers boasting an impressive record of 10 wins in their last 14 regular-season matchups. Furthermore, the Rangers have been dominant at home, winning 19 of their last 23 contests against the Hurricanes.

Kreider’s early power-play goal marked his seventh of the season, tying him with Andy Bathgate for fourth place on the Rangers’ franchise goals list at 272.

Panarin continued to shine, extending his season-starting points streak to 10 games, further solidifying his role as the Rangers’ offensive leader.

Jarvis managed to level the score with a power-play goal for the Hurricanes, but it wasn’t enough to thwart the Rangers’ quest for victory.

However, the win came at a cost for the Rangers, as defenseman Adam Fox left the game with a lower-body injury after the first period. Filip Chytil also suffered an upper-body injury, forcing him out of the game in the first period. Both players will be evaluated on Friday for their respective injuries.

The Rangers are set to take on the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night 8pm, aiming to extend their impressive winning streak to 7.


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