Series (Game 1 of 2)

Carolina leads 2-0

Game 1: Thursday, September 22nd
Game 2: Friday, September 30th

Lightning 2

(1-2-0, 2 pts)

Hurricanes 5

(3-0-1, 7 pts)

7:00 PM ET, September 22, 2005

PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina

1 2 3 T
TB 0 2 02
CAR 2 2 15

Top Skaters

LaRose scores on penalty shot as 'Canes ground Lightning

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Chad LaRose scored on a penalty shot and Josef Vasicek had two goals for the second straight night to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 in an exhibition game Thursday night.

LaRose beat John Grahame on the penalty shot at 2:29 of the first period after LaRose was hauled down by Dan Boyle on a breakaway.

Danny Richmond and Jesse Boulerice also scored for Carolina (3-0-1), Erik Cole had four assists and Martin Gerber made 15 saves. Dimitry Afanasenkov and Darryl Sydor had power-plays goals for the Lightning (1-2-0).

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