Islanders vs Hurricanes Final: 5-4 - Recap
|Islanders vs Hurricanes Final: 5-4 - Recap|
New York earned a 5-4 victory over Carolina behind a 2-goal performance from Colin McDonald on Tuesday at PNC Arena.
New York won as a +169 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Colin McDonald (2), Matt Martin (2), and Cal Clutterbuck each scored for the Islanders in the victory. McDonald opened the scoring for New York, finding the back of the net at 3:39 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Thomas Hickey and Ryan Strome.
Anders Nilsson stopped 24 of 28 Carolina shots in the victory.
Alexander Semin, Nathan Gerbe, Andrei Loktionov, and Jeff Skinner scored for the Hurricanes, finding the net behind Anders Nilsson.
Anton Khudobin stopped 21 of 23 shots for the Hurricanes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, New York went 0-for-3, while the Hurricanes were 2-for-4 with the man advantage.
Carolina lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 32-28.
New York heads into a battle against the Lightning. Carolina, meanwhile, will have their next action against Florida.