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Panthers one win away from Stanley Cup final
The Hurricanes may be a fine field hockey machine, but the Panthers seem to be unstoppable at the moment. Matthew Tkachuk is on fire, Sergei Bobrovsky is in a trance, and the rest of the group just has to keep up. One goal was all the Bob needed to lead his team to victory.

In the first half, the opponents studied each other, trying to find the flaw that would tip the debate in their favor. Unfortunately, nothing really worked, as the first half ended with the score still 0-0.

Not much to note about this period other than the absence of Aleksander Barkov for the last 7 minutes.

And also this Bobrovsky save on Sebastian Aho on a breakaway.

That’s quite the round-up of this period. 😂

In the second period, Sasha Barkov was still missing.

At the time of writing, we have very little information on what is keeping him out of the game. It would appear to be a lower-body injury.

As for the Bob, he’s on top form and, even without a stick, he was unstoppable in the2nd.

The first goal of the game came midway through the period when Sam Reinhart accepted a pass from Tkachuk in the slot and scored by turning on himself. It was his 7th of the current series.

After two periods, the Panthers led 1-0.

Not even 3 minutes into the third period, Bobrovsky’s right post came to the rescue with a magnificent save. Bob’s not just in the zone right now, he’s also lucky!

He also took the opportunity to add his name to the NHL record books.

The Hurricanes tried to set the tone in the3rd. Even pulling their goalie, Frederik Andersen, with 3 minutes left in the game, nothing worked and they find themselves today facing elimination and a goalie at the top of his game.

And if that wasn’t enough, with 2 minutes left, the referees refuse to call a high stick penalty on Shayne Gostisbehere.

Despite the final score of 1-0, it was quite a clash between the two teams. The end of the match was nothing short of breathtaking!

Are we heading for a sweep? The answer in two days’ time.

In a gust

– KK wasn’t happy after his team’s loss.

– Renaud Lavoie explains the Panthers’ successes by their change in playing style.

– Vitaly Kravtsov, often linked to the Canadiens in rumours, leaves the Canucks to return to Russia to play for Chelyabinsk Traktor.

– A petition is circulating right now to get the giant screens in NHL arenas changed.

– Bruce Boudreau is a real wrestling fan. Here he is on Raw!

– The Coyotes community management team strikes again.

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