Rangers fail to close out Hurricanes in Game 5 at home

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It's New York City— The inability to seal the deal against the Carolina Hurricanes at home in Game 5 was a defining moment for the New York Rangers, according to captain Jacob Trouba.  

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"I don't think we thought this was going to be a cakewalk," Trouba said following Monday night's 4-1 setback for the Rangers,   

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which reduced New York's series lead to 3-2. "We're on a two-game losing streak  

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A minor difficulty has arisen. In Game 6, we'll find out how strong we are in Carolina.  

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After Trouba scored on a shorthanded opportunity in the second period, the Rangers went into the third session leading 1-0.   

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In contrast, the Hurricanes, who were in a desperate state, scored three goals in the first six minutes and twenty-three seconds to seize control of the game.  

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With his first goal of the playoffs, Jordan Staal leveled the score. Just three minutes and six seconds after that,  

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Carolina took the lead on Evgeny Kuznetsov's fourth postseason goal. Prior to Martin Necas's empty-net goal, Jordan Martinook scored an important third goal.  

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