Hurricanes vs Islanders Final: 4-3 - Recap
|Hurricanes vs Islanders Final: 4-3 - Recap|
Carolina earned a 4-3 victory over New York on Tuesday, but needed a shootout to do it at PNC Arena.
Carolina was an underdog by +125 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
The win was clinched by Jeff Skinner, who beat Evgeni Nabokov in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Carolina. Carolina got goals from Alexander Semin, Patrick Dwyer, and Jordan Staal in the victory. Semin opened the scoring at 3:57 of the first period.
Dan Ellis stopped 36 of 39 New York shots in the victory.
Brad Boyes, Josh Bailey, and John Tavares scored for the Islanders, finding the net behind Dan Ellis.
Evgeni Nabokov stopped 29 of 32 shots for the Islanders, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Carolina went 0-for-0, while the Islanders were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
New York outshot Carolina 39-32 in the game.
Next game, Carolina takes its act home to face New York looking for another win. For New York, they head on the road to face Philadelphia.