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Max Domi powers Hurricanes to Game 7 win over Bruins


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Max Domi had two goals and an assist to help the Carolina Hurricanes fend off and eliminate the visiting Boston Bruins with a 3-2 win in Game 7 of their first-round series on Saturday.

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The Hurricanes held off a goal and fired a flurry in the final 22 seconds to seal the victory.

Domi’s production tied the Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers franchise record for most points in a Game 7.

Carolina will face the winner of the series between the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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Teuvo Teravainen had a goal and an assist, and Jaccob Slavin had two assists for the Hurricanes, who are 6-0 in Game 7 since moving from Hartford. Antti Raanta made 26 saves.

Jake DeBrusk and David Pastrnak scored and Jeremy Swayman made 28 saves for the Bruins.

Teravainen gave Carolina a 1-0 lead at 18:36 of the first period. Slavin, at the left point, sent a pass to Domi across the net and Domi quickly served Teravainen in front.

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Taylor Hall was double-minored for high batting with 58 seconds left in the opening frame. Vincent Trocheck nearly doubled the Hurricanes’ power play lead 46 seconds into the second period, but his shot hit the post.

Domi put the home team ahead 2-0 at 3:14 of the second.

The winger won a battle in the corner and brought the puck home to Brady Skjei at the point. Skjei’s shot towards the net was redirected to Jordan Staal past Domi on the side of the net, who tucked it in on the backhand.

DeBrusk cut it to 2-1 just under two minutes later. Patrice Bergeron’s pass attempt from the left wall to a Charlie McAvoy pinch missed the defender, landing on DeBrusk’s boards at 5:04.

Trent Frederic nearly scored the equalizer at 10:19 of the second period, but his shot from the high slot hit the post.

Domi made it 3-1 just 14 seconds later with Teravainen feeding him for a one-timer from the slot at 10:33.

With the Bruins net empty, Pastrnak took advantage of the left circle to cut it to 3-2 with 21 seconds left in the third.


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