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Canes steal one, await Habs

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.

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