Matthew Tkachuk scores one other extra time winner, places Panthers up 2-0 in ECF over Hurricanes

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By Stacy Connor


Matthew Tkachuk completed a feed from Sam Reinhart on the 1:51 mark of extra time to assist the Florida Panthers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Saturday night time for a 2-0 collection lead within the Jap Convention last.

Lower than two days after scoring the winner in a four-overtime thriller, Tkachuk got here by once more, this time on the facility play after a faceoff win by the Panthers. Sam Bennett discovered Reinhart on the left facet, who zipped the puck throughout to Tkachuk for the straightforward end in opposition to a sprawled-out Antti Raanta.

Tkachuk instantly skated towards the door on the boards resulting in the Florida locker room, motioning to his teammates that it was time to roll out and rejoice.

Identical to that, Florida gained on the street for the eighth straight time within the playoffs and improved to 6-0 in extra time within the postseason.

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Florida Panthers left wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) reacts after scoring the sport successful aim in opposition to the Carolina Hurricanes throughout the fourth extra time interval of recreation one within the Jap Convention Finals of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at PNC Area.  (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports activities)

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Aleksander Barkov had a highlight-reel aim for Florida within the second interval, whereas Sergei Bobrovsky once more befuddled Carolina with 37 stops.

Jalen Chatfield scored Carolina’s lone aim within the opening minutes, whereas Raanta completed with 24 saves.

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Matthew Tkachuk #19 of the Florida Panthers scores the sport successful aim on Antti Raanta #32 of the Carolina Hurricanes in extra time in Recreation Two of the Jap Convention Ultimate of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at PNC Area on Could 20, 2023 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  (Grant Halverson/Getty Photos)

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Florida has home-ice benefit for the following two video games, beginning Monday with Recreation 3 in Dawn.

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Matthew Tkachuk #19 of the Florida Panthers celebrates with Sam Reinhart #13 after scoring the sport successful aim on Antti Raanta #32 of the Carolina Hurricanes throughout extra time in Recreation Two of the Jap Convention Ultimate of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at PNC Area on Could 20, 2023 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  (Grant Halverson/Getty Photos)

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Every crew additionally had a aim overturned on a video-review problem for an unpenalized offside whereas coming into the zone main as much as the scores.

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