Canes Move On and Dallas Take Series Lead

The Carolina Hurricanes are moving on to round 3 of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Canes beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Friday night to sweep their second-round series.

Teravainen and linemate Sebastian Aho each finished with a goal and an assist, captain Justin Williams and rookie star Andrei Svechnikov each added insurance goals and goalie Curtis McElhinney made 26 saves in his second career playoff start.

This is Carolina's first four-game sweep in franchise history and the first time they have reached the Eastern Conference final in each of their last four post-season appearances since 2002.

They await the winner of the Columbus-Boston Series which is tied 2-2 with Game 5 Saturday night in Boston.

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Ben Bishop of the Dallas Stars makes a save against Ryan O'Reilly of the St. Louis Blues in Game Five of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Enterprise Center on May 3, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Ben Bishop made 38 saves as the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 Friday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series

Jason Spezza gave the Stars a 1-0 lead at 2:42 of the first, burying a one-timer from Tyler Seguin. The goal extended Spezza's points streak to three games and he's scored in the last two.

Game 6 goes Sunday in Dallas.

 

 

— With files from The Canadian Press