Stanley Cup Playoff capsules: Tampa Bay eliminates Carolina, advances to semifinals

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) tries to score against Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic (39) while defenseman Dougie Hamilton (19) looks on during the third period of Game 5 of an NHL Stanley Cup second round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Andrei Vasilevskiy was at his best again with the Tampa Bay Lightning in position to close out a playoff series.