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Carolina vs New York Wrap - Carolina Wins 4-2

Eric Staal scored a pair of goals against the Islanders as Carolina handed New York a 4-2 defeat on Wednesday at Nassau Coliseum.

Bettors who backed the Hurricanes were rewarded as -150 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.

Eric Staal (2), Brandon Sutter, and Zach Boychuk each scored for the Hurricanes in the victory. Boychuk opened the scoring for Carolina, finding the back of the net at 14:43 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Eric Staal and Erik Cole.

Cam Ward stopped 23 of 25 New York shots in the victory.

Michael Grabner and Andrew MacDonald scored for the Islanders, finding the net behind Cam Ward.

New York got a 27-stop effort from Rick DiPietro in the loss.

On the power play, Carolina went 0-for-4, while the Islanders were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

New York lost the shots on goal battle to Carolina by a margin of 31-25.

Next game, Carolina takes its act home to face Boston looking for another win. For New York, they head on the road to face Atlanta.