Aho leads Carolina to 3-2 win over Rangers in NHL's return

Rangers Hurricanes
Posted at 3:01 PM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-01 15:08:04-04

TORONTO — Sebastian Aho scored a goal and set up another in the Carolina Hurricanes’ 3-2 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday in the NHL’s opening playoff game following a 4 1/2-month pause.

Jaccob Slavin scored 61 seconds in on Carolina’s first shot on goal in helping the Hurricanes gain the edge in the best-of-five preliminary round series.

Martin Necas sealed the win in a game the Hurricanes never trailed by one-timing a shot in off the skate of Rangers defenseman Marc Staal with 9:09 remaining.