New York Islanders at Carolina Hurricanes recap
The Islanders came back from two goals down to take the lead on the Hurricanes, but playoff-chasing Carolina took it back in the third and stole two points with a 5-4 win.
The Islanders return from a long layoff to try to end the Carolina Hurricanes' six-game home winning streak. Carolina hangs on to a playoff spot by one point.
|- 1, Carolina Goal - Matt Cullen (21), from Ray Whitney and Joe Corvo at 0:44. 2, Carolina Goal - Chad LaRose (15), from Matt Cullen and Ray Whitney at 18:52.|
|- 3, NY Islanders Goal - Frans Nielsen (6), from Kyle Okposo and Brendan Witt at 2:30. 4, NY Islanders Goal - Richard Park (12), from Tim Jackman and Dean McAmmond at 5:54. 5, NY Islanders Goal - Bruno Gervais (2), from Andy Hilbert and Tim Jackman at 14:51. 6, NY Islanders Power-Play Goal - Kyle Okposo (17), from Mark Streit and Frans Nielsen at 18:57. 7, Carolina Goal - Tuomo Ruutu (22), from Erik Cole at 19:06. Penalties - Joni Pitkanen, Carolina (delay of game), 17:46.|
|- 8, Carolina Power-Play Goal - Matt Cullen (22), from Rod Brind'Amour and Joe Corvo at 13:22. 9, Carolina Goal - Chad LaRose (16), from Ray Whitney and Joe Corvo at 15:39. Penalties - Bruno Gervais, NY Islanders (delay of game), 5:58; Blake Comeau, NY Islanders (hooking), 12:33; Mike Iggulden, NY Islanders (cross checking), 17:23; Dean McAmmond, NY Islanders (unsportsmanlike conduct), 18:00.|