Warren Foegele scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period for the Hurricanes, redirecting a shot from the point by Brady Skjei to beat rookie Igor Shesterkin at 5:07 in the third. Then Aho followed with a highlight-reel goal about 5 minutes later, taking the puck from Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba along the boards and skating in on Tony DeAngelo to backhand the puck past Shesterkin as he went to his knees.
Aho added an empty-netter late to seal it, with the Hurricanes sweeping the best-of-5 series after losing all four regular-season meetings against the Rangers.
Reimer had a huge part of the win too, finishing with 37 saves that included a couple of big stops during a wild second-period sequence.
Svechnikov hat trick leads Hurricanes past Rangers, 4-1
Teams from New York vs the Hurricanes in the last two postseasons : 0-7— Mark Armstrong (@ArmstrongABC11) August 5, 2020
Top shelf goaltending and defense and superstars playing as superstars is a winning combination and that’s before you even get to the depth contributions.
Aho leads Hurricanes to 3-2 win over Rangers in NHL's return