Lightning v. Hurricanes – Wild Second Period Give Bolts Game 4

#1 Carolina Hurricanes v. #3 Tampa Bay Lightning – Game 4
Lightning Leads Series 2-1

Game Recap:

In Tampa Bay for game four we would see chaos ensue between the Lightning and the Carolina Hurricanes. Before the opening faceoff can take place both Warren Foegele and Blake Coleman would get into it to be given matching minors for unsportsmanlike conduct with not even a second ticking off of the clock. Then two minutes into the period we would have controversy as Brady Skjei would high stick Nikita Kucherov, and Skjei would go to the box, but the officials never called the penalty. So an interesting start in Tampa for these two teams. However, the Bolts would eventually get a powerplay opportunity as Jordan Staal would be called for hooking, but the Canes would keep the Bolts off the board while shorthanded. Brayden Point would score though afterwards when he would tip in a Ondrej Palat pass to give Tampa the 1-0 lead. The Lightning would get another powerplay opportunity late in the period, but the Canes would stand strong and kill the penalty to remain down by only one goal.

In the second period the Canes would take another penalty as Andrei Svechnikov would be called for tripping, but they would kill their third straight penalty to the Bolts, and after the penalty expired Teuvo Teravainen would strike to tie the game at one. Then 39 seconds Jesper Fast would score his first of the playoffs to give the canes the 2-1 lead. The Hurricanes would get their first powerplay opportunity shortly after, but the Lightning would kill it off, and then earn a powerplay of their own which would see Steven Stamkos scoring to tie the game at two. However, 41 seconds later Dougie Hamilton would score to retake the lead for the Canes, and then Jaccob Slavin would score to grow their lead to two. But the Canes would keep shooting themselves in the foot as they would continue their march to the penalty box. While on the powerplay Nikita Kucherov would score to bring the Bolts life once again, and then Tyler Johnson would net his first of the playoffs to tie the game at four. In the final minute of the period Andrei Svechnikov would take his third penalty of the game and Stamkos would net his second goal of the game while on the powerplay to give the Bolts the 5-4 lead.

Then in the third period it would be a rather quiet period, but the Canes owuld get an early powerplay, which they wouldn’t capitalize on, and Kucherov would net his second of the game to give the Lightning the 6-4 victory, and the 3-1 series lead over the Hurricanes.

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Carolina Hurricanes:

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

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

Petr Mrazek
Alex Nedeljkovic

Scratched: Maxime Lajoie, Jake Gardiner, Drew Shore, Ryan Suzuki, Roland McKeown, James Reimer, Max McCormick
Injured: Nino Niederreiter (upper body), Vincent Trocheck (lower body)

Tampa Bay Lightning:

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

Victor Hedman — Jan Rutta
Ryan McDonagh — Erik Cernak
Mikhail Sergachev — David Savard

Andrei Vasilevskiy
Curtis McElhinney

Scratched: Cal Foote, Mitchell Stephens, Gemel Smith, Christopher Gibson, Spencer Martin, Fredrik Claesson, Ben Thomas, Alex Barre-Boulet, Daniel Walcott, Andreas Borgman, Taylor Raddysh, Boris Katchouk, Mathieu Joseph, Luke Schenn
Injured: None

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First Period:

CAR Penalty – :00 – Warren Foegele 2 minutes for Unsportsmanlike Conduct

TB Penalty – :00 – Blake Coleman 2 minutes for Unsportsmanlike Conduct

CAR Penalty – 11:36 – Jordan Staal 2 minutes for Hooking

TB Goal – 14:24 – Brayden Point (7) from Ondrej Palat (2) and Erik Cernak (6)

CAR Penalty – 17:18 – Andrei Svechnikov 2 minutes for Hooking

End of FirstCAR – 0TB – 1
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Second Period:

CAR Penalty – 1:59 – Andrei Svechnikov 2 minutes for Tripping

CAR Goal – 4:30 – Teuvo Teravainen (2) from Jordan Staal (3) and Andrei Svechnikov (5)

CAR Goal – 5:09 – Jesper Fast (1) from Jordan Martinook (3) and Jaccob Slavin (5)

TB Penalty – 6:16 – David Savard 2 minutes for Tripping

CAR Penalty – 9:09 – Jordan Martinook 2 minutes for Boarding

TB PPG – 9:54 – Steven Stamkos (4) from Alex Killorn (5) and Brayden Point (4)

CAR Goal – 10:35 – Dougie Hamilton (2) from Sebastian Aho (5) and Andrei Svechnikov (6)

CAR Goal – 12:41 – Jaccob Slavin (1) from Cedric Paquette (1) and Steven Lorentz (3)

CAR Penalty – 14:11 – Jake Bean 2 minutes for Holding

TB PPG – 14:38 – Nikita Kucherov (4) from Steven Stamkos (8) and Victor Hedman (11)

TB Goal – 17:10 – Tyler Johnson (1) from Ross Colton (1) and Pat Maroon (1)

CAR Penalty – 19:07 – Andrei Svechnikov 2 minutes for Roughing

TB PPG – 19:37 – Steven Stamkos (5) from Nikita Kucherov (12) and Anthony Cirelli (3)

End of SecondCAR – 4TB – 5
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Third Period:

TB Penalty – 2:09 – David Savard 2 minutes for Interference

TB Goal – 6:01 – Nikita Kucherov (5) from Ondrej Palat (3)

End of ThirdCAR – 4TB – 6
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