The New York Rangers might regret letting this one slip away.
They played what might have been their best and most complete game of the playoffs, had a lead late in the third period, and then let it slip away against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Ian Cole scored the game winning goal in overtime to lift the Hurricanes 2-1 win to take a 1-0 series lead.
The Hurricanes pretty much got exactly what they paid for by signing the veteran Cup champion.
After winning two Stanley Cups with Pittsburgh, the opportunity to join Tampa Bay was something the vocal Cole, 33, “wanted to jump on.”
The defenseman has helped teams in the postseason throughout his 13-season career because he’s “willing to do a lot of the hard lifting.”
From fist bumps to meeting with fans, the Hurricanes defenceman wants to spread kindness any way he can.
ANN ARBOR, MI – Growing up playing youth hockey before attending Pioneer High School, there was no doubt in Ian Cole’s mind that the Stanley Cup would visit Ann Arbor if it came into his possession.
Penguins defenseman takes nostalgic trip Friday through hometown with family, friends