Carolina 3, NY Islanders 2

Saturday, January 4, 2014 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Carolina 17-16-6-3 8-8-2-3 9-8-4-0 W3
NY Islanders 14-22-4-3 6-9-4-3 8-13-0-0 L1


Hurricanes 3, Islanders 2: Jordan Staal and Brett Sutter scored 57 seconds apart in the latter half of the second period as visiting Carolina continued its recent dominance in the series.

Manny Malhotra also tallied and Patrick Dwyer notched a pair of assists for the Hurricanes, who have won six straight meetings with the Islanders. Anton Khudobin turned aside 38 shots as Carolina lost captain Eric Staal to a lower-body injury in the middle session.

Thomas Vanek recorded a goal and an assist while captain John Tavares added a tally for New York, which had its season-best three-game winning streak snapped. Evgeni Nabokov finished with 27 saves.

After a scoreless first period, Malhotra gave Carolina the lead 6:57 into the second, but Tavares answered 44 seconds later to knot the contest. Jordan Staal took a backhand pass from along the left-wing boards by Dwyer and beat Nabokov from alone in the low slot with 6:48 left in the period to put the Hurricanes ahead for good.

Sutter added much-needed insurance, firing the rebound of Jeff Skinner's shot past Nabokov for his first goal of the season. The tally proved crucial as Vanek converted a power-play chance with 25 seconds remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Eric Staal saw 9:48 of ice time before exiting. ... The Hurricanes have won three straight contests, all by one goal. ... Vanek extended his point streak to eight games as New York fell to 4-10-2 in its last 16 meetings with Carolina.

Top Game Performances

Carolina   NY Islanders
Patrick Dwyer 2 Points Thomas Vanek 2
Manny Malhotra 1 Goals Thomas Vanek 1
Patrick Dwyer 2 Assists Thomas Vanek 1
N/A Power Play Goals Thomas Vanek 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Anton Khudobin .950 Save Percentage Evgeni Nabokov .900
Anton Khudobin 38 Saves Evgeni Nabokov 27

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Carolina 30 3 0-2 1-2 4 33
NY Islanders 40 2 1-2 2-2 4 23

Upcoming Games

  • NY Islanders will play its next game at home against Dallas. The Islanders have a W/L % of .267 after a win and .357 after a loss.
  • Carolina will play its next game at home against Nashville. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .360 after a loss.
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