Predators v. Hurricanes – Canes Shutout Preds in Penalty Filled Game 2

#4 Nashville Predators v. #1 Carolina Hurricanes – Game 2
Hurricanes Lead Series 1-0

Game Recap:

Back in Carolina for game two, both the Hurricanes and the Nashville Predators would play in a penalty filled period that would see Sebastian Aho score on the Canes second powerplay opportunity to take the 1-0 lead. The Predators would get four opportunities on the powerplay, but would squander all four chances as the Canes would play with a high tempo to give the Preds difficulties when on the man advantage.

Come the second period both teams would still continue to play undisciplined hockey as they would combine for seven penalties with Nashville getting the majority of the powerplay opportunities. However, the Preds would continue to squander their chances due the Canes excellent penalty killing. The Predators would outshoot the Hurricanes 15 to 10 in the period, but they couldn’t get any in the net to tie the game as the Canes took the 1-0 lead into the second intermission.

Then in the third period the Canes would give the Preds their seventh powerplay of the game, but once again the Canes would not allow the Preds to capitalize on the opportunity. In the final minute of the game Aho would hit the empty net for his second of the game and then Warren Foegele would bank a pass off of a Predators defender to give the Hurricanes the 3-0 victory and the 2-0 series lead as the series will shift over to Nashville on Friday.

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Nashville Predators:

Filip Forsberg — Ryan Johansen — Viktor Arvidsson
Brad Richardson — Mikael Granlund — Luke Kunin
Matt Duchene — Erik Haula — Eeli Tolvanen
Yakov Trenin — Colton Sissons — Tanner Jeannot

Roman Josi — Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm — Alexandre Carrier
Matt Benning — Erik Gudbranson

Juuse Saros
Pekka Rinne

Scratched: Nick Cousins, Rocco Grimaldi, Tyler Lewington, David Farrance, Michael McCarron, Jeremy Davies, Rem Pitlick, Mathieu Olivier, Dante Fabbro, Calle Jarnkrok
Injured: Luca Sbisa (lower body), Mark Borowiecki (upper body)

Carolina Hurricanes:

Andrei Svechnikov — Sebastian Aho — Teuvo Teravainen
Nino Niederreiter — Vincent Trocheck — Martin Necas
Warren Foegele — Jordan Staal — Jesper Fast
Jordan Martinook — Steven Lorentz — Brock McGinn

Brady Skjei — Dougie Hamilton
Jake Bean — Brett Pesce
Jake Gardiner — Jani Hakanpaa

Alex Nedeljkovic
Petr Mrazek

Scratched: Morgan Geekie, Max McCormick, Drew Shore, Roland McKeown, Maxime Lajoie, James Reimer, Jaccob Slavin
Injured: Cedric Paquette (lower body)

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First Period:

NAS Penalty – 2:02 – Erik Haula 2 minutes for Roughing

NAS Penalty – 7:17 – Mattias Ekholm 2 minutes for Tripping

CAR PPG – 8:03 – Sebastian Aho (1) from Andrei Svechnikov (1) and Dougie Hamilton (1)

CAR Penalty – 8:47 – Vincent Trocheck 2 minutes for Roughing

CAR Penalty – 13:04 – Dougie Hamilton 2 minutes for Interference

CAR Penalty – 15:59 – Sebastian Aho 2 minutes for High Sticking

CAR Penalty – 19:03 – Jordan Staal 2 minutes for Interference

End of FirstNAS – 0CAR – 1
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Second Period:

NAS Penalty – 4:16 – Ryan Johansen 2 minutes for Roughing

CAR Penalty – 4:16 – Andrei Svechnikov 2 minutes for Roughing

CAR Penalty – 8:34 – Brett Pesce 2 minutes for Holding

NAS Penalty – 9:38 – Viktor Arvidsson 2 minutes for Interference

NAS Penalty – 12:03 – Matt Benning 2 minutes for Roughing

CAR Penalty – 12:03 – Jordan Martinook 2 minutes for Roughing

CAR Penalty – 16:37 – Nino Niederreiter 2 minutes for Hooking

End of SecondNAS – 0CAR – 1
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Third Period:

CAR Penalty – 9:24 – Warren Foegele 2 minutes for Delay of Game

CAR ENG – 19:07 – Sebastian Aho (2) from Brett Pesce (3)

CAR Goal – 19:32 – Warren Foegele (1) from unassisted

End of ThirdNAS – 0CAR – 3
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