Hurricanes make history with win

NHL New York Islanders at Carolina Hurricanes

NHL New York Islanders at Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes swept NY in the series.

The Hurricanes are 7-0 in their last seven games versus the Metropolitan Division.

Maybe I shouldn't even say surprise because many like myself guessed that he would have a bigger impact with an increased role this year. "We knew it was going to be a tough game and the guys dug in". "The 5-0 is kind of irrelevant. That's the mentality these guys have had and that we have to continue".

The Islanders who were able to play so good a year ago are one of those teams that has started off slow again this season. The Canes won twice in PNC Arena, finishing up the four-game sweep at home, and there was residual friction between the two teams. Svechnikov later added an empty-net goal for his first tally of the season.

Led by a goal and an assist apiece from defenseman Dougie Hamilton and forward Andrei Svechnikov, Carolina's 40-shot performance had coach Rod Brind'Amour praising his team's effort and attitude. He faced just 19 shots, two in the third period, in his third win of the season.

After winning in overtime in their first three games, the Hurricanes outscored Florida and the Islanders 11-5 in the last two games.

Brock Nelson had a goal and an assist, and Johnny Boychuk scored for the Islanders (1-3-0).

Erik Haula scored his fourth goal of the season to break a second-period tie, and the undefeated Carolina Hurricanes set some team history in a 5-2 victory against the New York Islanders on Friday night in Raleigh, North Carolina. Peter Mrazek stopped 17 of 19 shots in goal.

"Their speed gives everybody trouble", Islanders coach Barry Trotz said of the Hurricanes. Both in their offense and defense groups, Carolina can pretty much roll a rotation and maintain a solid matchup against whoever they're playing. "The Hamilton goal really left a mark on us". Niederreiter dropped a pass to Hamilton, who bombed a one-timer past Greiss to extend Carolina's lead to 4-2 with 59 seconds left in the middle frame. "Because of their pressure and their four lines, you've got to make quick plays, plain and simple". "It's good stuff. We have a good team and we're hard to play against".

For the second straight game, the Hurricanes got off to a fast start. Hurricanes forward Julien Gauthier, selected in the first round (No. 21) of the 2016 NHL Draft, played 8:23 in his NHL debut. He also picked up his first National Hockey League penalty, for high-sticking in the third that the Canes, leading 4-2, killed off without allowing a shot.

With Martinook out, Teravainen wore an "A" as an alternate captain. Niederreiter had two assists, his first multi-point game of the season.

Jakob Silfverberg scored short-handed and Cam Fowler also had a goal for Anaheim, which was coming off its first loss of the season, a 2-1 defeat at Pittsburgh on Thursday night. The defenseman held on to the puck on the rush, causing Isles defensemen Adam Pelech and Ryan Pulock to go down attempting to block a pass or shot. All Teravainen had to do was tap the puck into the net.

"I was shooting the whole way, but then you've got to pass when it's that easy", Hamilton said.

"We've just got to stay in the moment, not get too high or too low", Hamilton said.

"Right now it's going good for us, we can't get too high", Hamilton said. "We've just got to keep working on focusing on day-by-day and move on already to tomorrow and get ready for that game".

Notícias recomendadas

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.