Carolina Hurricanes: Takeaways from Game 4

RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 18: Carolina Hurricanes left wing Teuvo Teravainen (86) celebrates with teammates after scoring the game winning goal during a game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Washington Capitals on April 18, 2019, at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. (Photo by Greg Thompson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 18: Carolina Hurricanes left wing Teuvo Teravainen (86) celebrates with teammates after scoring the game winning goal during a game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Washington Capitals on April 18, 2019, at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. (Photo by Greg Thompson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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RALEIGH, NC – APRIL 18: Teuvo Tervainen #86 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates after scoring a goal in Game Four of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Washington Capitals during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 18, 2019 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC – APRIL 18: Teuvo Tervainen #86 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates after scoring a goal in Game Four of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Washington Capitals during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 18, 2019 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images) /

2nd Period:

The 2nd period would see the remainder of the scoring last night, as the Capitals tied up the game on an Alex Ovechkin power play goal. Teuvo Teravainen took a hooking penalty about midway through the 2nd period, that led to Ovechkin’s powerplay one-timer.

Teravainen would shortly redeem himself, however. Nino Niederreiter fed Teravainen the puck from the boards as he was blasting down the wing, easily beating Holtby on the short side to break the tie and net the game-winning goal with 28 seconds left in the period.

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That is a beauty of a goal isn’t it? And critical. Thanks to that goal, the crowd was immediately a returning factor in this game. Without this goal, who knows what might have happened in the third that would have given Washington the momentum and a series lead.

The 2nd period would see yet again quite a few solid saves by both Mrazek and Holtby, and only saw one more penalty. Capitals’ defenseman John Carlson took a holding penalty that the Hurricanes would not be able to convert on.