Lightning eliminate Hurricanes in Game 5 of Stanley Cup Second Round

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 29 saves, and the Tampa Bay Lightning eliminated the Carolina Hurricanes with a 2-0 win in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Second Round at PNC Arena on Tuesday.

The shutout was the second of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for Vasilevskiy. He made 29 saves in a 4-0 victory against the Florida Panthers in Game 6 that ended the best-of-7 first-round series.

Brayden Point and Ross Colton scored for the Lightning, the No. 3 seed in the Discover Central Division. They will face the Boston Bruins or New York Islanders in the Stanley Cup Semifinals.

Alex Nedeljkovic made 23 saves for the Hurricanes, the No. 1 seed.

Tampa Bay took a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal at 4:06 of the second period. Point took a pass from Alex Killorn and faked to his forehand before lifting a backhand near the left post.

The goal came moments after Vasilevskiy made a glove save on Vincent Trocheck‘s redirection at the right post with Carolina shorthanded.

Colton capitalized on a turnover in the neutral zone by Steven Lorentz to make it 2-0 at 9:04 of the third period. Colton gathered a loose puck and skated in for a short-side wrist shot from the right face-off circle.

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