Lightning v. Hurricanes – Late Goal Gives Bolts Game 1

#3 Tampa Bay Lightning v. #1 Carolina Hurricanes – Game 1

Game Recap:

In Carolina for game one of the second round, the Hurricanes would play host to the defending 2020 Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning. In the first period it would be the Lightning having to weather the storm that the Hurricanes were bringing. Through the use of their speed the Canes would cause the Bolts to take two penalties. While the Canes wouldn’t score on either opportunity, they did get some good quality scoring chances. Andrei Vasilevskiy and Alex Nedeljkovic would stand tall in their respective nets to keep the game tied at zero.

In the second period the penalty box would open up for the Canes as they would be penalized three times in the period, and the Bolts would take advantage of one of them. On their first powerplay Brayden Point would redirect a Victor Hedman point blast to give the Lightning the 1-0 lead over the Hurricanes. The Bolts would take two penalties as well, but the Canes couldn’t capitalize on their first one of the period, and their second one will carry over into the third period.

Then in the third period while still on the powerplay that carried over from the second, Jake Bean would score with seconds left in the extra man advantage to tie the game at one for the Canes. However, late in the period Barclay Goodrow would score a very awkward goal to give the Lightning the lead again. The Canes would push hard after giving up the goal, but the Bolts would hold on for the 2-1 victory to take game one.

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Tampa Bay Lightning:

Ondrej Palat — Brayden Point — Nikita Kucherov
Alex Killorn — Anthony Cirelli — Steven Stamkos
Barclay Goodrow — Yanni Gourde — Blake Coleman
Pat Maroon — Tyler Johnson — Ross Colton

Victor Hedman — Jan Rutta
Ryan McDonagh — Erik Cernak
Mikhail Sergachev — Luke Schenn

Andrei Vasilevskiy
Curtis McElhinney

Scratched: Alex Barre-Boulet, Mitchell Stephens, Daniel Walcott, Fredrik Claesson, Cal Foote, Mathieu Joseph, Ben Thomas, Christopher Gibson
Injured: David Savard

Carolina Hurricanes:

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

Jaccob Slavin — Dougie Hamilton
Brady Skjei — Brett Pesce
Jake Bean — Jani Hakanpaa

Alex Nedeljkovic
Petr Mrazek

Scratched: Morgan Geekie, Jake Gardiner, Maxime Lajoie, Max McCormick, Drew Shore, Ryan Suzuki, Roland McKeown, James Reimer
Injured: Nino Niederreiter

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First Period:

TB Penalty – 9:13 – Bench (Maroon) 2 minutes for Too Many Men

TB Penalty – 14:45 – Nikita Kucherov 2 minutes for Tripping

End of FirstTB – 0CAR – 0
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Second Period:

CAR Penalty – 7:56 – Brock McGinn 2 minutes for High Sticking

TB PPG – 8:15 – Brayden Point (5) from Victor Hedman (9) and Nikita Kucherov (9)

CAR Penalty – 8:56 – Cedric Paquette 2 minutes for Interference

TB Penalty – 10:11 – Nikita Kucherov 2 minutes for Cross Checking

CAR Penalty – 15:06 – Dougie Hamilton 2 minutes for Tripping

TB Penalty – 19:47 – Blake Coleman 2 minutes for Tripping

End of SecondTB – 1CAR – 0
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Third Period:

CAR PPG – 1:41 – Jake Bean (1) from Andrei Svechnikov (3) and Jesper Fast (2)

TB Penalty – 8:04 – Anthony Cirelli 2 minutes for High Sticking

TB Penalty – 12:39 – Barclay Goodrow (1) from Blake Coleman (3)

End of ThirdTB – 2CAR – 1
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