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Stanley Cup Playoffs open thread: May 22

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2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Game 3: Carolina Hurricanes @ Florida Panthers

FLA leads 2-0

How to watch

Start time: 8:00 PM EDT / 5:00 PM PDT
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet (English) TVA Sports (French)
In the U.S.: TNT
Streaming: ESPN+, Sportsnet Now

Despite the first game of the conference finals going 79:47 into overtime, the average length of sudden death in the third round is now just 20:56 following three quick decisions in all the games that have followed.

Matthew Tkachuk didn’t feel like staying on the ice for seven periods in the second game of the series, giving the Panthers a major 2-0 edge just 1:51 into the first OT period on Saturday. While he’s the one who’s made the final plays, it has been Sergei Bobrovsky shutting down quality chances from the Hurricanes to put his team in that position. No longer with home-ice advantage, Carolina has to find a way to make their opportunities count to get into the win column.

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