Led 3-1 by Tampa Bay in the second round of the NHL playoffs, Carolina is one loss from elimination. The Hurricanes lost 6-4 on the ice to the Stanley Cup-holding Lightning.
The franchise of Raleigh, which has to compose without Nino Niederreiter (injured) since the start of the series, has yet had two lengths ahead after 32’41 following a success by Jaccob Slavin. But the Canes were down 5-4 less than 7 ‘later.
It was Nikita Kucherov who sounded the revolt by scoring the 4-3 in numerical superiority in the 35th. The Russian striker managed two goals and an assist in this game, as did his captain Steven Stamkos who was voted 1st star of the match.
Tampa Bay, which lost in overtime in Act III in Florida, has won in the last nine games which directly followed a defeat. The Lightning will have a first opportunity to conclude the series on Tuesday in North Carolina.
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