Raleigh, North Carolina – Barclay Godrow gave his team the lead at 12:39 in the third game and Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricans 2-1 on Sunday.
The Stanley Cup reigning champion Godrow gave the lead in earnest when he dodged Hurricane defender Brady Skje before launching a narrow angle shot that surprised Alex Nedilikovic.
The ball slipped from under the right pad for Nedilkovi, who appeared to have lost his balance as he tried to hold on to his right post.
“Blake Coleman was playing nicely down the slope to get a disc,” Godrow said. The pinch ended up on a stick, and I saw Yanni Gorde heading towards the net, so I wanted him to be able to get back. “
“But hey, the disc slipped into the goal.”
Lightning’s 2-1 advance held up even though tornadoes flew across enemy territory when they attacked with another player.
“It’s tough for everyone, we can’t hide it,” said Rudd Brend Amore, coach of Hurricans. But it happens, it is part of the game. “
“We’re going back, but we’ll have to score more than one goal, that’s for sure.”
Lightning advanced 1-0 in this second round of the series. The second confrontation will be held on Tuesday evening.
The Tampa Bay team defeated the Florida Panthers in six matches in the first round. Hurricanes did the same against the Nashville Predators.
Bryden Point opened the Power-play Score in the second half. Lightning goalkeeper Andrei Vasilievsky stopped 37 shots, including 15 in the first half.
Jake Bean responded to the power game early in the last period, earning his first watershed point in his career. Nedilikovic concluded the match with 28 saves.
“They have a good team, but we have a good team,” Benn said. I think they were better than us in some aspects, but in others we were better. “
We knew it wasn’t going to be easy against them. “
Hurricanes have the advantage of ice by virtue of the moniker of the central section. More than 16,000 spectators attended this first match.
Ndelkovic is totally surprised by Godrow