Red and Black Hockey
Entries with the tag: shootout
On Sunday, the black-clad Hurricanes came from two goals down to defeat the visiting Lightning 3-2, needing the shootout to get the win.
Things got off on the wrong foot when Carolina ran a sloppy power play. They committed a turnover deep in the offensive zone. Because a defenseman was pinching and Tampa’s man was coming out of the box, the turnover resulted in a three-on-one and a goal by Martin St. Louis at 11:20 of the first. Former Hurricane Radim Vrbata got the only assist.
Early in the second, Vincent Lecavalier potted a power play goal on a very goofy play that should have been whistled dead. Tampa was making a change and the puck was going to clear the zone, but it hit the skate of a player leaving the ice. He was the sixth man on the ice at that point, and while it may have been inadvertent, it kept the play on-side. Seeing as how Carolina had just been called for a too many men penalty, this should have been noticed. It wasn’t. The Canes stopped playing and the Bolts scored. The Horseman from the Recchin’ Ball and Steve Eminger at 4:05.
All was not lost, though. The Canes regrouped and ended up stealing the win.