Alex Nedeljkovic #39 of the Carolina Hurricanes looks on during the second period in Game One of the First Round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Nashville Predators at PNC Arena on May 17, 2021 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Playoff hockey is back in Raleigh, and the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes made sure to come back strong after two years away. The Hurricanes looked strong in their first-round matchup against the Nashville Predators, winning Game 1, 5-2 Monday night.

Jordan Staal had two goals in the Hurricanes big Game 1 win, while Alex Nedeljkovic had 22 saves in his first playoff game in net.

Game 2 is Wednesday night in Raleigh, and some tickets are still available.

Let’s take a look at some of the best images from Game 1.

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