Hurricanes v. Predators – Kunin’s 2nd of the Game Ties Series in Double OT

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

Game Recap:

In game four in Nashville the Predators look to even the series and force a game six later in the week as they host the Carolina Hurricanes before the series shifts back to Raleigh for game five. In the first period the Preds would start on fire as Luke Kunin would net his first of the playoffs to give the Preds the 1-0 lead 57 seconds into the game. The Canes would get two powerplay opportunities, but despite their best efforts they would not be able to score on either opportunity. However, after both powerplay chances the Canes would strike as Vincent Trocheck would jam in the puck while attacking the net to tie the game at one with less than two minutes left in the period.

Then in the second period Ryan Johansen would find the loose puck in a hectic slot area to give the Preds the lead once again. The Canes would get their third powerplay of the game, but the Predators would be up to the task to keep the Canes off the board. However, once again in the final two minutes of the period the Canes would strike as Brock McGinn would score to tie the game at two.

In the third period the Canes would strike 13 seconds into the period as McGinn would net his second of the game to give the Hurricanes their first lead of the game, but it would not last long as Dougie Hamilton would take a penalty to give the Preds their first powerplay of the game and Nick Cousins would strike to tie the game at three and to overtime for the second straight game.

After 36 minutes of overtime action, it would be Luke Kunin with his second of the game to give the Predators the 4-3 victory to tie the series at two for the Predators.

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Lineups:

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
Maxime Lajoie — Jani Hakanpaa

Alex Nedeljkovic
Petr Mrazek

Scratched: Morgan Geekie, Jake Gardiner, Max McCormick, Drew Shore, Roland McKeown, Joakim Ryan, Joey Keane, Ryan Suzuki, James Reimer
Injured: Jaccob Slavin (lower body), Cedric Paquette (lower body)

Nashville Predators:

Filip Forsberg — Ryan Johansen — Matt Duchene
Eeli Tolvanen — Mikael Granlund — Luke Kunin
Calle Jarnkrok — Erik Haula — Nick Cousins
Yakov Trenin — Colton Sissons — Mathieu Olivier

Roman Josi — Alexandre Carrier
Mattias Ekholm — Ryan Ellis
Ben Harpur — Matt Benning

Juuse Saros
Pekka Rinne

Scratched: Erik Gudbranson, Rocco Grimaldi, Brad Richardson, Tyler Lewington, David Farrance, Michael McCarron, Jeremy Davies, Rem Pitlick, Dante Fabbro, Kasimir Kaskisuo, Tanner Jeannot
Injured: Viktor Arvidsson (upper body), Luca Sbisa (lower body), Mark Borowiecki (upper body), Mathieu Olivier (lower body)

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First Period:

NAS Goal – :57 – Luke Kunin (1) from Mikael Granlund (1) and Ryan Ellis (3)

NAS Penalty – 7:39 – Ben Harpur 2 minutes for Roughing

CAR Penalty – 7:39 – Nino Niederreiter 2 minutes for Cross Checking

NAS Penalty – 11:19 – Mathieu Oliver 2 minutes for Tripping

NAS Penalty – 14:33 – Colton Sissons 2 minutes for Cross Checking

CAR Goal – 18:03 – Vincent Trocheck (2) from Martin Necas (2)

End of FirstCAR – 1NAS – 1
Shots175
Faceoff Wins1213
Hits96
Powerplay0/20/0

Second Period:

NAS Goal – 4:53 – Ryan Johansen (2) from Matt Duchene (2) and Mattias Ekholm (2)

NAS Penalty – 9:24 – Erik Haula 2 minutes for High Sticking

CAR Goal – 18:05 – Brock McGinn (1) from Steven Lorentz (2) and Jordan Martinook (1)

End of SecondCAR – 2NAS – 2
Shots3214
Faceoff Wins2321
Hits1516
Powerplay0/30/0

Third Period:

CAR Goal – :13 – Brock McGinn (2) from Jordan Martinook (2) and Jordan Staal (1)

CAR Penalty – 1:42 – Dougie Hamilton 2 minutes for Tripping

NAS PPG – 3:15 – Nick Cousins (1) from Erik Haula (2) and Mattias Ekholm (3)

CAR Penalty – 5:15 – Andrei Svechnikov 2 minutes for Roughing

End of ThirdCAR – 3NAS – 3
Shots4426
Faceoff Wins3329
Hits2421
Powerplay0/31/2

Overtime:

NAS Penalty – 4:01 – Nick Cousins 2 minutes for Delay of Game

End of OTCAR – 3NAS – 3
Shots5137
Faceoff Wins4437
Hits2628
Powerplay0/41/2

Double Overtime:

NAS Goal – 16:10 – Luke Kunin (2) from Mikael Granlund (2) and Calle Jarnkrok (1)

End of 2OTCAR – 3NAS – 4
Shots6143
Faceoff Wins5041
Hits3332
Powerplay0/41/2

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