Cary, NC — In a game that had both teams with lineups of mostly roster players, the Canes dominated the game on the ice but the Predators dominated the scoreboard getting a 3-2 win in overtime.
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Cary, NC — It may only be a preseason game but both the Canes and the Tampa Bay Lightning have such deep talent in their prospects which made this game feel more like a midseason game.
Cary, NC — Wow! I could probably leave it there as that describes what the past 14 days have been for the Carolina Hurricanes.
Cary, NC — And that quick, it’s over. The 2021 season came to an abrupt end with a 2-0 loss to the defending champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning at PNC Arena.
Cary, NC — Mistakes. Putting the nearly $99M payroll for the Tampa Bay Lightning aside, mistakes cost the Canes game 4 of this second-round series, where they lost 6-4 after squandering a 4-2 lead.
Cary, NC — Except for a couple of player changes, one out of necessity the other by choice, Coach Rod Brind’Amour kept his game plan virtually the same, this time coming out on top 3-2 in overtime to halve the series lead 2-1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Cary, NC — Once again the Carolina Hurricanes ran into a brick wall, also known as Andrei Vasilevskiy, losing 2-1, for the second consecutive game, in a tightly contested match before another Covid sellout of 16,299 that sounded and looked like a full house of 18,680.
Cary, NC — For any pure hockey fan that watched the first game of the second round between the Carolina Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning, they saw a great game.
Cary, NC — After not playing their best hockey in the first two periods, the Carolina Hurricanes found themselves trailing the whole game.
Cary, NC — The big news should have been the return of Jaccob Slavin after missing the last 3 games, but joining in the big news was Martin Necas scoring 2 goals and Jordan Staal knocking in the game-winner in overtime.