Lightning Round: Matthew Tkachuk gives Florida 2-0 lead in the Eastern Final

Jon Cooper debuted as an analyst on TNT broadcast during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Lightning Round: Matthew Tkachuk gives Florida 2-0 lead in the Eastern Final
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In Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final, the Florida Panthers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 in overtime, for the second time in a row Matthew Tkachuk scored a game-winning goal in overtime, giving his team a victory. The Panthers have now taken a commanding 2-0 lead in the series before heading home.

With another goal, Tkachuk also set a new franchise record for the most points in a single postseason.

Sergei Bobrovsky became one of the stars of the game after making 37 saves in yesterday's game.

Florida Panthers 2 (OT) - 1 Carolina Hurricanes - FLA leads 2-0

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