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Lightning advance to Stanley Cup Semifinals with Game 5 victory

The Bolts head to the semifinals for the second year in a row.

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning punched their ticket to the Stanley Cup Semifinals with their 2-0 Game 5 victory against the Hurricanes.

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8:46 p.m.: Lightning extend their lead. Bolts are head of the Hurricanes 2-0 in the third period.

8:10 p.m.: After two periods, the Lightning still lead the Hurricanes 1-0. 

7:44 p.m.: Lightning score on the power play. Bolts lead 1-0.

7:17 p.m.: Period No. 1 comes to an end, and we're scoreless in Raleigh.


The Lightning are, once again, in enemy territory and hoping to win on the road at PNC Arena in Raleigh.

The good news? The Lightning are 2-0 on the road in this second-round series. Plus, the Lightning never lost two straight games during their run to the Stanley Cup in 2020. They’re 10-0 in games following a loss over the last two postseasons.

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Should the Hurricanes force Game 6 the two teams will head back to the Amalie Arena for a 6:30 p.m. face-off on June 10.

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