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Svechnikov's hat trick leads Hurricanes past Rangers 4-1

TORONTO (AP) Carolina's Andrei Svechnikov scored three times for the first postseason hat trick in franchise history and the Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 4-1 on Monday for a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup qualifier series.

The 20-year-old Svechnikov beat Henrik Lundqvist for the game's first goal less than 5 minutes into the game. He followed with a power-play one-timer early in the second off a feed from Sami Vatanen, then buried a third at 14:02 of the third off a feed from Sebastian Aho - who assisted on all three of Svechnikov's goals.

"I think he'll get a few more (hat tricks) before his time's over in his career," Carolina coach Rod Brind'Amour said. "He's a gamer, too. this guy is one of those players in this break that worked on this game, he wanted to get better. I think you're seeing that."

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Leaders
Points: S. Aho66
Plus/Minus: D. Hamilton30
Shots on Goal: S. Aho206
PIM: J. Edmundson72
Win: P. Mrazek21
Shutouts: P. Mrazek3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 217 (15)
Shots: 2261 (7)
PP%: 22.3% (8)
Penalty Minutes: 588 (14)
Assists: 380 (11)
SH Goals: 10 (3)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
x-Washington 41 20 8 90
x-Philadelphia 41 21 7 89
x-Pittsburgh 40 23 6 86
x-Carolina 38 25 5 81
x-Columbus 33 22 15 81
x-NY Islanders 35 23 10 80
x-NY Rangers 37 28 5 79
New Jersey 28 29 12 68
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 193 (23)
Shots Against: 1994 (30)
PK%: 84.0% (4)
Penalty Minutes: 568 (19)
Shutouts: 6 (4)
Sv%: 0.903 (17)
Injuries
Date Player Status
2/22 B. Pesce Shoulder - left game (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/26 R. Suzuki Sent to minors Barrie-OHL
7/12 A. Forsberg Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
7/12 A. Nedeljkovic Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
7/10 C. Bishop Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
7/10 J. Bean Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
7/10 S. Lorentz Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
7/10 M. McCormick Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
7/10 R. Suzuki Called up from minors from Barrie-OHL
7/10 R. McKeown Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
7/10 M. Geekie Called up from minors from Charlotte-AHL
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