Tampa Bay takes off against Carolina in NHL play-offs


The champion is in orbit. Tampa Bay took a clear advantage in its second-round series against Carolina by winning for the second time on the ice of the Hurricanes on Tuesday (2-1). The Lightning leads (2-0) and now has the opportunity to conclude the series in their lair at Amalie Arena, where the next two episodes will be played, Thursday and Saturday.

Decisive Vasilevskiy

Formidable offensive machine, Tampa Bay also continues to assert its solidity behind with this second victory in a row by the same small score. Tuesday, the Floridians were however largely dominated in the game (barely 15 shots on target against 32), even more than in Game 1 (30 to 38). But their goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevskiy again recalled why he was named among the three candidates for the title of best of the season for his post: 31 saves at 96.9% …

The Russian only lost 1’30 to the end of regulation time against his compatriot Andrei Svechnikov, while goals from Alex Killorn (8th) and Anthony Cirelli (49th) had already given a decisive advantage to his team.

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