Hurricanes hold Lightning without shot on goal in 2nd period
The mighty Tampa Bay Lightning offense was no match for the Carolina Hurricanes in the second period of Sunday's contest, as the home side held the Bolts without a single shot on goal in the middle frame.
The Canes outshot the Lightning 17-0 in the second. It was the first time Carolina's held an opponent to no shots on goal in a period since 2004, according to Hurricanes PR.
Conversely, it also marked the first time Tampa Bay failed to record a shot on goal in a single period since 2013, according to Bryan Burns of the team's website.
It was a dominant showing in the second for the Hurricanes, who recorded 85% of the period's shot attempts, 93% of the scoring chances, and 95% of expected goals at five-on-five, according to Natural Stat Trick.
Carolina outshot Tampa Bay 44-13 for the contest and recorded a 70-26 advantage in five-on-five attempts. The Hurricanes ultimately won the game 4-3 in overtime, marking the club's first 3-0 start since the 1995-96 season.
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