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Kucherov, Stamkos shine, lift Lightning over Hurrcianes 6-4

Tampa Bay is just one win away from advancing to the next round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Credit: AP
Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek (34) can't stop a goal by Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov during the third period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series Saturday, June 5, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

TAMPA, Fla. — Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos each had two goals and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 6-4 to open a commanding lead in their second-round playoff series. 

The defending Stanley Cup champions improved to 10-0 in games following a playoff loss over the past two postseasons. 

Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat also finished the game with multiple points in Game 4.

The Lightning have won seven of their last 10 meetings against Carolina going back to the regular season. And, the Bolts are 7-4-1 overall against the Canes this season. 

With their win, Tampa Bay improves 3-2 in the postseason at Amalie Arena. And, the team has won their last six Game 4s in a row, according to a release.

They lead the Hurricanes 3-1 in the best-of-seven series heading into Game 5 on Tuesday night at Carolina.

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