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.
Cary, NC — As Yogi Berra coined the phrase, it was like deja vu all over again as the Nashville Predators won in double overtime for the second game in a row. This time it was by the score of 4-3, to tie the best-of-7 series at 2 wins each.
Cary, NC — With 5:06 left in the second overtime, Matt Duchene hauled down a 60’ lob pass from Roman Josi, got by Jake Bean and after Alex Nedeljkovic missed a poke check, Duchene put the puck top shelf to give the Nashville Predators a 5-4 win, cutting the Canes series lead to 2-1.
Cary, NC — Hockey is one of those team sports that having a superstar will absolutely help, but all coaches will push to have everyone contribute and last night the true #1 stars of the game were the Canes penalty kill units.
Cary, NC — Jordan Staal had 2 goals to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-2 win in the all too important first game of the best of 7 series.
Cary, NC — The Nashville Predators needed to, and did, play like their playoff chances were at stake. If they win, they’re in. Well, they did just that on Sunday night, led by Luke Kunin’s 2 goals to beat the Hurricanes 3-1.