It all comes down to this.
The Rangers and Hurricanes will be playing to keep their seasons — and their Stanley Cup chase — alive on Monday night (8 p.m. ET, ESPN, SN, TVAS) at PNC Arena in Raleigh for Game 7 of their Eastern Conference second-round seres.
The winner will go on to face the two-time defending Cup champion Lightning, while the loser can start making tee times an get a jumpstart on their offseason training programs.
For both teams, it’s the second Game 7 of their 2022 postseasons: Carolina edged out the Bruins to earn their second-round berth, while the Rangers rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to top the Penguins.
The home team has won each game in the series, the 22nd time in NHL history that’s occurred heading into Game 7.
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