NY Islanders 4, Carolina 3

Saturday, February 18, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Carolina 22-26-7-4 15-12-0-3 7-14-7-1 L1
NY Islanders 25-25-5-3 13-13-4-1 12-12-1-2 W1


ISLANDERS 4, HURRICANES 3: All-Star John Tavares had two goals and an assist as New York completed the season series sweep by defeating visiting Carolina on Saturday.

Tavares pounced on a rebound 38 seconds into the third period to give the Islanders their decisive lead. Tavares backhanded home his 24th of the season after Justin Peters made a couple of saves but couldn’t control the rebounds.

Kyle Okposo opened the scoring for the Islanders with his 13th of the season at 2:07 of the first period. The Hurricanes’ Brandon Sutter responded at 13:47 by capping a 2-on-1.

After Jiri Tlusty gave the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead just 15 seconds into the frame, Tavares scored his first goal in nine contests at 4:10 when he drove hard to the net to square the game at 2-2.

Frans Nielsen made it 3-2 for the Islanders with his 12th of the season at 8:01. Nielsen worked a perfect give-and-go with Tavares on a New York power play.

Jaroslav Spacek capped off a wild second period when he slapped a shot through heavy traffic at 10:58 to knot the game at 3-3.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Hurricanes return home for their next six games. … Tlusty has points in seven straight games. … With an assist, Carolina captain Eric Staal now has points in five straight contests. … Carolina goalie Cam Ward was replaced after giving up three goals on 21 shots through two periods. … Tavares collected 12 points in the four games against Carolina.

Top Game Performances

Carolina   NY Islanders
Jaroslav Spacek 1 Points John Tavares 3
Jaroslav Spacek 1 Goals John Tavares 2
Patrick Dwyer 1 Assists P.A. Parenteau 2
N/A Power Play Goals Frans Nielsen 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Justin Peters .900 Save Percentage Kevin Poulin .917
Cam Ward 18 Saves Kevin Poulin 33

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Carolina 36 3 0-3 1-2 18 30
NY Islanders 31 4 1-2 3-3 10 21

Upcoming Games

  • NY Islanders will play its next game at home against Ottawa. The Islanders have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .441 after a loss.
  • Carolina will play its next game at home against Washington. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .318 after a win and .405 after a loss.
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