John Tavares was the difference, potting a pair for New York on Saturday as the Islanders skated off with a 2-1 victory over the Hurricanes at Nassau Coliseum.
New York was favored by -150 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
New York got goals from John Tavares (2) in the victory. Tavares opened the scoring at 7:46 of the second period.
Evgeni Nabokov stopped 32 of 33 Carolina shots in the victory.
Carolina got a goal from Jeff Skinner in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Carolina got a 38-stop effort from Cam Ward in the loss.
On the power play, New York went 0-for-2, while the Hurricanes were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Carolina lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 40-33.
Next game, New York takes its act on the road to face Toronto looking for another win. For Carolina, they head home to face Winnipeg.