Matthew Tkachuk finished a Sam Reinhart broadcast at the 1:51 mark of overtime to help the Florida Panthers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 Saturday for a 2-0 series lead in the NBA Finals. the Eastern Conference.
Less than two days after scoring the game-winning goal in a four-overtime thriller, Tkachuk came out on top again, this time on the power play after a head-to-head win over the Panthers. Sam Bennett found Reinhart on the left side, who fed the puck to Tkachuk for the easy finish against a sprawling Antti Raanta.
Tkachuk immediately skated toward the door on the boards leading to Florida’s locker room, signaling to his teammates that it was time to come out and celebrate.
Thus, Florida won on the road for the eighth consecutive time in the playoffs and improved to 6-0 in overtime in the postseason.
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Aleksander Barkov had a standout goal for Florida in the second period, while Sergei Bobrovsky again confused Carolina with 37 stops.
Jalen Chatfield scored Carolina’s only goal in the opening minutes, while Raanta finished with 24 saves.
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Florida has home court advantage for the next two games, beginning Monday with Game 3 at Sunrise.
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Each team also had a goal disallowed in a video review challenge for an uncalled offside when entering the pre-scores zone.