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Blackhawks Daily: Kurashev Shines For Swiss; Canes Still Alive



The Chicago Blackhawks have had some good moments with Philipp Kurashev. He continued those good moments with Team Switzerland Monday.

Their game on Monday against Czechia was a thriller. The two teams each scored a regulation goal and it went to overtime 1-1. With nothing going in the extra frame, the game reached a shootout. 

Kevin Fiala scored in the shootout but it was responded Matej Stransky. Following that, Philipp Kurashev scored the game-winning shootout goal to give the Swiss a 2-1 victory. They are now 2-1-0-0 which is good for 8 points (IIHF rules) and first place in Group A.

Kurashev and team Swiss play next on Wednesday when they take on Great Britain. This team is good and has a chance to go on a run in the medal rounds. 

The Stanley Cup Playoffs took place on Monday as well. The New York Rangers had a chance to eliminate the Carolina Hurricanes again but they failed. 

With a 1-0 lead going into the third period, the Rangers allowed four straight goals so Carolina won 4-1. There will now be a Game Six in Raleigh. The pressure is starting to get to the Rangers. 

The nightcap was Game Four between the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche. The Stars came in with a 2-1 series lead looking to put Colorado on the brink.  Dallas did just that with their 5-1 victory over the Avalanche. Colorado Hockey Now chronicled the roster challenges the team had heading into the game. Now, they’re in a 3-1 hole.

Dallas will now head home with a chance to end Colorado’s season in game five. Dallas has been the better team so Colorado needs to dig deep if they want to extend the series.

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