Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay top Carolina 2-1 for 2-0 Series Lead
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Alex Killorn and Anthony Cirelli scored while Andrei Vasilevskiy was strong in net once again, helping the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 for a 2-0 lead in their second-round playoff series. Vasilevskiy finished with 31 saves. Andrei Svechnikov scored Carolina's only goal. The Lightning won the first two games on the road to open their first-round series at Florida. Now the reigning Stanley Cup champions are up 2-0 on the Central Division champions entering Game 3 at Tampa Bay. Carolina lost center Vincent Trocheck to an apparent right-leg injury. He played one third-period shift before exiting.