The Carolina Hurricanes face the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 2 of their NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs second-round series at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 (6/1/21).
Here’s what you need to know to tune in:
- What: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
- When: Tuesday, Jun 1, 2021
- Where: PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
- TV: NBCSN
- Live stream: fuboTV (free trial)
How to watch Hurricanes vs. Lightning Game 2 without cable
In the United States, every American game, along with select games of other countries, will be shown on NHL Network. NHL Network can be streamed on fuboTV, AT&T TV, Sling TV, Hulu and YouTube TV. In Canada, TSN will air every game of the 2021 tournament with select games also appearing exclusively on TSN.ca or the TSN App.
You can watch a live stream of NBCSN (live in most markets), NBC Sports Network and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Carolina Hurricanes vs. Tampa Bay Lightning live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the link here (Free trial).
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space.
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Tampa Bay Lightning: Game two preview
The Carolina Hurricanes have never lost a second-round series in their team history. That’s unlikely to remain the case without a win against the Tampa Bay Lightning in game two of this series tonight. While things would still be far from over in that case, dropping the first two games of the series at home and heading to Tampa Bay in an 0-2 hole would be a steep hill to climb.
The Canes will hope to replicate much of their game one effort, particularly a first period that saw them generate waves of chances against Andrei Vasilveskiy, who stood tall all game. The Canes ultimately lost a goaltender’s duel, as a rare blunder by Alex Nedeljkovic late in the third period stood up as the game winner.
Both Nedeljkovic’s teammates and Rod Brind’Amour have said that mistakes happen and Nedeljkovic simply needed to put it behind him and move on. The team will look to do the same in game two.
- The Hurricanes will likely not see Nino Niederreiter in this series, as Rod Brind’Amour called him “very, very doubtful” to return. They’ll miss the Swiss forward’s power game and finishing touch, and others will have to step up in his absence.
- A couple of Canes are close to moving up the franchise leader boards: Sebastian Aho’s next point will push him past Kevin Dineen for fourth all time in franchise playoff points. The Canes’ next win will move Rod Brind’Amour past Peter Laviolette for the second most wins by a coach in franchise history.
- With an assist in game one, Lightning winger Nikita Kucherov has 12 points in seven playoff games, and hasn’t missed a beat since sitting out the entire regular season with a hip injury. Kucherov will definitely be someone for the Canes to have their eye on as this series goes along.
- The Bolts are 10-2 all time in game twos after winning the first game of a series, a trend the Canes will hope to buck tonight.