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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Round Two, Game 3


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"TAMPA - After dropping the first two games of their Second Round series at home, the Carolina Hurricanes come to Tampa in desperate search of a win against the Lightning.


Game 3

(1) Carolina Hurricanes at (3) Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay leads series 2-0

Thursday, June 3, 8 p.m.

Watch: USA

Listen: 99.9 FM The Fan, Hurricanes.com/Listen, Hurricanes app

Tracking the Storylines

Facing a Deficit: This marks the ninth time in franchise history that the Canes are facing a 2-0 deficit in a best-of-seven playoff series. The team is 2-6 all-time, winning first round series against Montreal in 2006 and Washington in 2019. The Canes lost the first two games of a playoff series at home just one another time in franchise history: that Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series against Montreal, after which the Canes rallied to win four straight games en route to capturing the Stanley Cup.

Trocheck Uncertain: Vincent Trocheck was evaluated on Wednesday after leaving Game 2 late in the second period. Though he returned for a shift in the third period, Trocheck again departed the game, and Rod Brind'Amour did not have an update on his status for Game 3. Trocheck traveled with the Canes to Florida."

https://www.nhl.com/hurricanes/news/game-3-preview-carolina-hurricanes-tampa-bay-lightning/c-325146382

https://www.nhl.com/hurricanes/news/game-3-projected-lineup-carolina-hurricanes-tampa-bay-lightning/c-325162982

"Here is the projected lineup for the Hurricanes.

Forwards

Svechnikov-Aho-Teravainen
Foegele-Staal-Necas
McGinn-Martinook-Fast
Paquette-Lorentz-Geekie

Defensemen

Slavin-Hamilton
Skjei-Pesce
Bean-Hakanpaa

Goalies

Mrazek
Nedeljkovic

Injury: Niederreiter (upper body), Trocheck (lower body)

Scratches: Bibeau, Gardiner, Keane, Lajoie, McCormick, McKeown, Reimer, Ryan, Shore, Suzuki"

Gamble time. Score first and lay one of them out. Not much else to say. Go get the W boys.

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I've noticed every shot Tampa takes, the announcer gets excited, but on our shots he has the most monotone voice ever.

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