RALEIGH, N.C. — Barclay Goodrow scored the tie-breaking goal in the third period to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 2-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Second Round at PNC Arena on Sunday.
Goodrow gave the Lightning a 2-1 lead at 12:39 on a sharp-angle wrist shot when Alex Nedeljkovic could not get square to the left post.
Andrei Vasilevskiy made 37 saves for the Lightning, the third seed in the Discover Central Division.
Jake Bean scored for the Hurricanes, the top seed. Nedeljkovic made 28 saves.
Game 2 is here Tuesday. (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVAS).
Teams that win Game 1 are 495-224 (68.8 percent) winning a best-of-7 NHL playoff series, including 5-2 in the first round this season.
Tampa Bay scored on the power play to take a 1-0 lead 8:15 of the second period. Brayden Point slipped through two Carolina defenders in the low slot to redirect Victor Hedman‘s pass through the five-hole.
Bean tied the game 1-1 with a power-play goal at 1:41 of the third period. Bean’s one-timer off a pass from Andrei Svechnikov hit Anthony Cirelli in the slot before going in under the crossbar.
Tampa Bay defenseman Erik Cernak left the game with 1:45 remaining in the second period after a check by Svechnikov and did not return.