Paul Stastny scored 6 minutes into overtime, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 2-1 in Game 6 to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The NHL playoffs are missing the close games and comebacks that seemingly comes annually with all the postseason intensity.
Seth Jarvis and Jordan Staal scored third-period goals and Frederik Andersen made 28 saves as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 4-2 in a showdown for first place in the Metropolitan Division.
The Carolina Hurricanes gave the Washington Capitals something to think about if the division rivals meet in the playoffs.
Kevin Fiala and Frederick Gaudreau each had a goal and an assist for the Minnesota Wild in a 3-2 victory over Carolina.