Carolina Hurricanes Come Back to Beat Boston in Game Two

TORONTO, ONTARIO - AUGUST 13: James Reimer #47 and Dougie Hamilton #19 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrate their teams 3-2 win against the Boston Bruins in Game Two of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on August 13, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - AUGUST 13: James Reimer #47 and Dougie Hamilton #19 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrate their teams 3-2 win against the Boston Bruins in Game Two of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on August 13, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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James Reimer #47 and Dougie Hamilton #19 (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
James Reimer #47 and Dougie Hamilton #19 (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

The Carolina Hurricanes have tied the series against Boston

The Carolina Hurricanes show the depth of their resilience coming back and taking the Game two victory against the Boston Bruins tying the series.

I’ll admit, I was nervous after 20 minutes of hockey. The Carolina Hurricanes just didn’t look like the team that swept the Rangers in the qualifying round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The sluggishness of Tuesday’s game seemed to still be a factor in the opening minutes.

It was another nail-biting approach to the opening whistle as Joel Edmunson was declared unfit to play. Fortunately, both Sami Vatanen and Justin Williams returned to the ice today.  Trevor van Riemsdyk made his series debut in place of Edmunson.

Unfortunately, questionable officiating was one of the main storylines once again coming away from tonight’s game. Two calls resulted in Bruins’ power-play goals: a weak call of hooking on Brady Skjei, and an interference call on Teuvo Teravainen when Bruins’ Torey Krug seemed to run into a motionless Teravainen.

However, thanks to the desperation and resilience that is the foundation of this team, the Carolina Hurricanes were able to find their game late in the second period and tie the series with a win. Although this game contained more memorable moments than I can pen in this article, here are three takeaways from the Canes game-two victory.