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Hurricanes Fall 4-3 Against New York - Game Recap

John Tavares scored a pair of goals against the Hurricanes as New York handed Carolina a 4-3 defeat on Saturday at Nassau Coliseum.

New York won as a -125 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

John Tavares (2), Frans Nielsen, and Kyle Okposo each scored for the Islanders in the victory. Okposo opened the scoring for New York, finding the back of the net at 2:07 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Michael Grabner and Mark Streit.

Kevin Poulin turned in a 33-save effort for the Islanders.

Carolina got goals from Jaroslav Spacek, Jiri Tlusty, and Brandon Sutter in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Cam Ward stopped 18 of 21 shots for the Hurricanes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

New York scored 1 time on 2 chances on the power play, while Carolina went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Carolina outshot New York 36-31 in the game.

Next game, New York takes its act home to face Ottawa looking for another win. For Carolina, they head home to face Washington.