Jiri Tlusty was the difference, potting a pair for Carolina on Monday as the Hurricanes skated off with a 6-4 victory over the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.
The Hurricanes were a +100 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Carolina got goals from Jiri Tlusty (2), Alexander Semin, Eric Staal, Tim Wallace, and Jeff Skinner in the victory. Wallace opened the scoring at 13:42 of the first period.
Cam Ward turned in a 24-save effort for the Hurricanes.
Lubomir Visnovsky, Frans Nielsen, Matt Moulson, and John Tavares scored for the Islanders, finding the net behind Cam Ward.
Rick DiPietro stopped 25 of 30 shots for the Islanders, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Carolina scored 0 times on 3 chances on the power play, while New York went 4-for-5 with the man advantage.
New York lost the shots on goal battle to Carolina by a margin of 31-28.
Carolina heads into a battle against the Devils. New York, meanwhile, will have their next action against New York.