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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.

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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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