After having released the Washington Capitals, the defending champions, in the first round of the NHL play-offs, the Carolina Hurricanes now “bother” the New York Islanders, second in the Metropolitan division during the regular season. Sunday, they imposed themselves on the New York ice (2-1), confirming their first victory (1-0). The Hurricanes are now leading two innings in the conference semifinal series and will now host two games.
Carolina won on Sunday from goals from Warren Foegele and Nino Niederreiter at the start of the third period. Previously the New York Islanders had opened the scoring by Mathew Barzal after 14 minutes of play. Game 3 between the two teams will take place Thursday.