Final

Carolina won 4-2 (Game 5 of 6)

Carolina won 4-2

Game 1: Saturday, April 22nd
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Game 2: Monday, April 24th
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2OT
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Game 3: Wednesday, April 26th
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OT
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Game 4: Friday, April 28th
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Game 5: Sunday, April 30th
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Game 6: Tuesday, May 2nd
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7:30 PM ET, April 30, 2006

PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina

1 2 3 T
MTL 0 1 01
CAR 1 1 02

C. Ward (Hurricanes - G): Saves: 30, Save Pct.: .968

A. Kovalev (Canadiens - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

M. Cullen (Hurricanes - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Montreal at Carolina 7:30 pm EDT

Montreal at Carolina 7:30 pm EDT Eastern Conference quarterfinals Series tied, 2-2

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) - Having regained home-ice advantage, the Carolina Hurricanes will attempt record the first home victory of their Eastern Conference series with the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday.

After being outscored, 12-6, in dropping the first two contests at home, the Hurricanes turned to rookie Cam Ward, who posted victories in his first two career playoff starts to even the series.

Ward made 23 saves and Rob Brind'Amour scored his fourth goal in three games for Carolina in Friday's 3-2 triumph over the Canadiens.

Justin Williams and Aaron Ward scored 71 seconds apart in the opening period to give the Hurricanes a 2-0 edge. The Canadiens countered with tallies by Alexander Perezhogin and Sheldon Souray in the second session.

Looking to hand Carolina its sixth consecutive home playoff loss, Montreal again will be without captain Saku Koivu, who is still recovering from an eye injury suffered in Game Three.

The series moves back to Montreal for Game Six on Tuesday.

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