Lightning v. Hurricanes – Bolts Contain the Surge to Take Game 2

#3 Tampa Bay Lightning v. #1 Carolina Hurricanes – Game 2
Lightning Leads Series 1-0

Game Recap:

Back in Carolina in for game two, the Hurricanes look to bounce back and ground the Tampa Bay Lightning to even the series at one game a piece. In the first period it would be a rather quiet period with both teams getting some shots on goal, but it wouldn’t until the last ninety seconds where Alex Killorn would be called for holding to give the Canes the first powerplay of the game. the Canes would generate some really solid scoring chances, but they would not be able to capitalize on the opportunity as the game would remain scoreless after twenty minutes of play.

In the second period the Canes would not do much with the final 30 seconds of their powerplay, and then would go to the box themselves as Sebastian Aho would be called for slashing to give the Bolts their first powerplay. However, the Bolts would look flat on the powerplay, but Alex Killorn would score later in the period to give the Lightning the 1-0 lead. The Bolts would get another powerplay chance, but would squander that one as well.

Then in the third period it would be a bit of more of the same as the two teams would battle it out. However, Anthony Cirelli would strike to grow Tampa’s lead to two. The Canes would get one more crack at the powerplay but would fail, however, Andrei Svechnikov would strike late in the period to get the Canes on the board, but it would be too little, too late as the Lightning would hold on to take the 2-1 victory and the 2-0 series lead over the Hurricanes.

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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 (upper body)

Carolina Hurricanes:

Brock McGinn — Sebastian Aho — Teuvo Teravainen
Jordan Martinook — Vincent Trocheck — Martin Necas
Andrei Svechnikov — Jordan Staal — Warren Foegele
Cedric Paquette — 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 (upper body)

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First Period:

TB Penalty – 18:31 – Alex Killorn 2 minutes for Holding

End of FirstTB – 0CAR – 0
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Second Period:

CAR Penalty – 2:20 – Sebastian Aho 2 minutes for Slashing

TB Goal – 7:09 – Alex Killorn (5) from Steven Stamkos (6)

CAR Penalty – 16:08 – Vincent Trocheck 2 minutes for Tripping

End of SecondTB – 1CAR – 0
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Third Period:

TB Penalty – 2:45 – Pat Maroon 2 minutes for High Sticking

TB Goal – 8:06 – Anthony Cirelli (3) from Victor Hedman (10) and Erik Cernak (5)

CAR Goal – 18:30 – Andrei Svechnikov (2) from Jordan Staal (2) and Teuvo Teravainen (2)

End of ThirdTB – 2CAR – 1
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