Second round: Lightning-Hurricanes Game 1 live updates

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Barclay Goodrow’s bad-angle goal with just over seven minutes remaining lifted the Lightning to a 2-1 win over the Hurricanes in Game 1 of their second-round series Sunday at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C.

Tampa Bay led 1-0 before Carolina’s Jake Bean tied the game on a power-play goal less than two minutes into the third period.

The Lightning’s Brayden Point opened the scoring with a power-play goal midway through the second period. Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov assisted on the goal.

Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 37 of the 38 shots he faced. The Hurricanes’ Alex Nedeljkovic made 28 saves on 30 shots.

Lightning defenseman David Savard was out of the lineup with an upper-body injury. Erik Cernak left the ice late in the second period after getting sandwiched between two Hurricanes players against the end boards, leaving Tampa Bay with five defensemen.

Both teams won their opening-round series in six games, Tampa Bay eliminating Florida and Carolina dispatching Nashville.

Here’s how it happened:

Third period

Blake Coleman still in the penalty box as the third period gets under way

HURRICANES GOAL. Jake Bean scores on the power play, with Jesper Fast setting a screen in front. The puck appeared to go in off the hip of Anthony Cirelli. Lightning 1, Hurricanes 1.

Cernak is still not back on the Lightning bench

Nedeljkovic sweeps a puck out from the front of the net with Yanni Gourde applying pressure

Nedeljkovic stops Kucherov from in front following an Anthony Cirelli shot from the left circle

Cirelli penalized for high-sticking Vincent Trocheck

Dougie Hamilton shot from the point tipped by Blake Coleman and rolls in on Vasilevskiy

Aho tips Necas shot on to the net but saved by Vasilevskiy

Lightning kill the penalty

Palat shot through traffic kicked away by Nedeljkovic

Maroon chance from in front saved by Nedeljkovic

LIGHTNING GOAL! Barclay Goodrow scores on a bad-angle shot from just above the goal line. The shot beats Nedeljkovic short side. Lightning 2, Hurricanes 1.

Vasilevskiy covers shot from Necas

Vasilevskiy will a couple of big back-to-back saves, first on Necas from the high slot and then on Trocheck from along the goal line.

Nedeljkovic breaks up a Killorn pass for Stamkos on the rush with his pad

Second period

Svechnikov misses wide

Staal shoots high on Vasilevskiy

Nedeljkovic covers rolling shot from Ross Colton with Pat Maroon setting a screen in front

Brayden Point shot from the high slot goes off the stick of Nedeljkovic’s stick

Ondrej Palat skates in front of the goal, but Nedeljkovic pokes the puck off his stick

Victor Hedman pass can’t connect with Nikita Kucherov on a 2-on-1

Anthony Cirelli shot goes off the heel of the glove of Nedeljkovic

Luke Schenn dives to break up a Carolina scoring chance

Kucherov shoots wide of the net

Lightning apply all kinds of pressure before the Hurricanes can clear the puck

McGinn penalized for high-sticking Mikhail Sergachev, giving the Lightning their first power play

Jordan Staal clears the puck

Jaccob Slavin steals the puck at the Lightning blue line and gets a short-handed opportunity

Hurricanes again clear the puck

LIGHTNING GOAL! Brayden Point tips in Victor Hedman shot-pass on the power play. Lightning 1, Hurricanes 0

Big pileup in front of the net after a Sergachev shot goes off a Carolina player and Yanni Gourde contends for the puck

Cedric Paquette called for interference, and the Lightning go right back on the power play

Brett Pesce blocks Steven Stamkos shot

Kucherov called for cross-checking Brock McGinn, and that brings the Lightning power play to a close. We’ll have 4-on-4 play for 46 seconds, followed by a Hurricanes power play

Pesce hits the post

Brayden Point shoots wide

Ross Colton takes shot off the skate

Dougie Hamilton rolling shot goes wide

Brayden Point carrying the puck draws a tripping penalty from Hamilton

Stamkos pass for Killorn broken up, and the puck is cleared down the ice

Point shot blocked in front

Palat whiffs on back-door pass from Johnson

Hurricanes kill the penalty

Pesce shot goes off the glass

Erik Cernak down on the ice after getting sandwiched between two Hurricanes against the end boards. His face appeared to hit Vincent Trocheck’s visor after being hit by Andrei Svechnikov

Hamilton shot goes off shoulder of Vasilevskiy

Vasilevskiy saves Brady Skjei shot from right circle and gives up big rebound. Trocheck unable to get a puck on it in the slot, but Blake Coleman penalized for tripping Jordan Martinook.

(Lightning lead 1-0 after two periods)

First period

Victor Hedman shot blocked by Sebastian Aho

Alex Nedeljkovic saves Ondrej Palat snap shot

Brock McGinn snap shot stopped by Andrei Vasilevskiy

Anthony Cirelli backhand attempt saved by Nedeljkovic

Brady Skjei shot saved by Vasilevskiy

Vincent Trocheck wrist shot stopped by Vasilevskiy

Jake Bean shot blocked by Pat Maroon

Ross Colton shot blocked by Steven Lorentz

Warren Foegele hit Jan Rutta

Barclay Goodrow hit Andrei Svechnikov

Goodrow hit Jordan Staal

Ryan McDonagh hit Sebastian Aho

Vincent Trocheck hit Erik Cernak

Cedric Paquette hit Luke Schenn

Cedric Paquette hit Ross Colton

Mikhai Sergachev breaks up scoring chance for Vincent Trocheck

Martin Necas hits outside of the post with Jordan Martinook setting a screen in front

Alex Killorn with a big hit on Trocheck

Jaccob Slavin shot saved by Vasilevskiy

Lightning penalized for too many men on the ice. Maroon will serve the penalty

Barclay Goodrow wins faceoff against Trocheck

Vasilevskiy stops a couple of Trocheck chances from in front

Lightning kill the penalty, allowing just two shots on goal

Nedeljkovic makes glove save on Nikita Kucherov redirection

Yanni Gourde backhand saved by Nedeljkovic

Svechnikov snap shot saved by Vasilevskiy

Vasilevskiy goes into a split to make a glove save on Aho

Kucherov penalized for tripping Aho, and Carolina gets it second power play

Trocheck snap shot saved by Vasilevskiy

Lightning kill the penalty, and Anthony Cirelli is nearly sprung on a breakaway as Kucherov comes out of the box

Ondrej Palat taken off the puck and into the wall by Jaccob Slavin

Nedeljkovic gloves Sergachev shot from above the right circle

Dougie Hamilton shot goes off Vasilevskiy’s pad

Victor Hedman snap shot saved by Nedeljkovic

(No score after one period)

Your pregame scouting report

Could they really do it again?

The Lightning sure looked the part of defending Stanley Cup champions during their series-clinching win over the Panthers Wednesday in Tampa.

Their biggest stars shined, they got significant contributions from their third and fourth lines, and they showed they could protect a lead in their Game 6 win. They were dangerous on offense and disciplined in all three zones while dispatching one of the tougher first-round foes with their most complete game of the postseason.

Now, they have to do it all over again against yet another team that finished ahead of them in the Central Division standings starting tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C.

The first-place Hurricanes eliminated the fourth-place Predators in six games in their first-round series. But Carolina had more trouble with Nashville than third-place Tampa Bay did with second-place Florida, with the final four games going to overtime.

While the Lightning are as familiar with the Hurricanes as they were with the Panthers (going 4-3-1 in their eight regular-season meetings), they expect a different type of challenge. The Hurricanes are fast and skilled, just like the Panthers. But Carolina pressures the puck in all three zones, taking away opponents’ space.

Which team will get off to the better start in the best-of-seven series?

Follow our live updates, starting at 5 p.m., as the Lightning hope to take the first step toward advancing to the Stanley Cup semifinals.

Setting the scene

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