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Tampa Bay eliminates Carolina, advances to Stanley Cup semis

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Brayden Point and Ross Colton scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy controlled the crease, helping the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-0 on Tuesday night to win the second-round playoff series in five games.

Vasilevskiy finished with 29 saves and stumped the homesteading Hurricanes for the third time in as many series games at PNC Arena. The former Vezina Trophy winner as the NHL’s top goaltender and a finalist this year had allowed just two goals on 70 shots through the first two games to open this series.

Alex Nedeljkovic had 23 saves for the Central Division champion Hurricanes.

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Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) blocks a shot on goal during the second period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

  • Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) blocks a shot on goal during the second period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, June 8, 2021.
  • Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) is congratulated by teammates following Point's goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

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