The New York Islanders look to bounce back from a loss on Friday when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes. The Islanders were beaten on Tuesday night by the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 and fell to 1-2 on the season. Scoring in the loss for New York were Matt Martin and Anthony Beauvillier. Semyon Varlamov gave up four goals on just 19 shots before being pulled for Thomas Greiss, who made saves on 7 of 8 shots he faced.
Carolina improved to 4-0 to start the season following its 6-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday. Ryan Dzingel scored a pair of goals as the Hurricanes scored four goals in the first period. Jordan Staal and Teuvo Teravainen each scored one goal and assisted on another. Dougie Hamilton scored and Sebastian Aho scored on an empty net to close out the scoring for Carolina.
Anthony Beauvillier is tied with four others for the lead in goals scored for the Islanders with one. Beauvillier leads in assists with two and in points with three. Devon Toews, Leo Komarov and Josh Bailey each have two points. Semyon Varlamov is 0-1-0 with goals against of 2.04 and saves percentage of .929. The Islanders are scoring an average of 2.33 goals per game, while allowing an average of 2.67 per game.
Erick Haula leads Carolina in goals scored with three while Andrei Svechnikov is the assists leader with six and Svechnikov is the points’ leader with six. Petr Mrazek is 2-0-0 in net for the Hurricanes with goals against of 2.84 and .878 save percentage. Carolina is scoring an average of 4.00 goals per game, while allowing an average of 2.75 per game.