NHL

Carolina Hurricanes (52-21-9)


Tue. 9/27 Wed. 9/28 Sat. 5/20 Mon. 5/22 Wed. 5/24
vs. TB 
W 5-1
Box
@ TB 
4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET23:00 GMT7:00 4:00 PM MST5:00 PM CST6:00 PM EST3:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ET20:00 BRT
vs. Fla 
L 1-2
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@ Fla 
L 0-1
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@ Fla 
L 3-4
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Tkachuk sends Panthers to Stanley Cup Final, after topping Hurricanes 4-3 for sweep

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Matthew Tkachuk delivered for Florida, again. Sergei Bobrovsky denied Carolina, again.

The wait is over: After 27 years, the Florida Panthers - a hockey punchline no more - are again going to play for the game's grandest prize.

Tkachuk got his second goal of the game with 4.9 seconds left, lifting the Panthers past the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 and into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1996 after sweeping the Eastern Conference final.

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Leaders
Points: M. Necas71
Plus/Minus: J. Chatfield23
Shots on Goal: B. Burns255
PIM: A. Svechnikov71
Win: F. Andersen21
Shutouts: P. Kochetkov4
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 262 (15)
Shots: 2852 (3)
PP%: 19.8% (20)
Penalty Minutes: 614 (30)
Assists: 425 (19)
SH Goals: 11 (4)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Carolina 52 21 9 113
x-New Jersey 52 22 8 112
x-NY Rangers 47 22 13 107
x-NY Islanders 42 31 9 93
Pittsburgh 40 31 11 91
Washington 35 37 10 80
Philadelphia 31 38 13 75
Columbus 25 48 9 59
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 210 (31)
Shots Against: 2132 (32)
PK%: 84.4% (2)
Penalty Minutes: 613 (31)
Shutouts: 9 (1)
Sv%: 0.902 (14)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/31 J. Robidas Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
4/28 V. Koivunen Sent to minors Chicago-AHL
4/24 V. Ponomarev Called up from minors from Chicago-AHL
4/21 R. Suzuki Called up from minors from Chicago-AHL
4/21 M. Lajoie Called up from minors from Chicago-AHL
4/21 V. Koivunen Called up from minors from Chicago-AHL
4/21 J. Rees Called up from minors from Chicago-AHL
4/21 Z. Sawchenko Called up from minors from Chicago-AHL
4/20 M. MacEachern Called up from minors from Chicago-AHL
4/17 P. Kochetkov Called up from minors from Chicago-AHL