John Tavares scored twice to lead the Islanders over Carolina 5-2 on Tuesday at PNC Arena.
New York was an underdog by +109 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
John Tavares (2), P.A. Parenteau, Kyle Okposo, and Matt Moulson each scored for the Islanders in the victory. Parenteau opened the scoring for New York, finding the back of the net at 5:49 of the first period. The goal was assisted by John Tavares and Mark Streit.
Kevin Poulin turned in a 21-save effort for the Islanders.
Tim Brent and Brandon Sutter scored for the Hurricanes, finding the net behind Kevin Poulin.
Cam Ward stopped 21 of 24 shots for the Hurricanes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
New York scored 2 times on 4 chances on the power play, while Carolina went 1-for-2 with the man advantage.
Carolina lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 26-23.
Next game, New York takes its act on the road to face Ottawa looking for another win. For Carolina, they head on the road to face Boston.