Hurricanes take 2-0 series lead against Islanders
Warren Foegele and Nino Niederreiter scored 48 seconds apart early in the third period to rally the Carolina Hurricanes to a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Sunday and a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Petr Mrazek stopped nine of 10 shots he faced before leaving with an injury 6 1⁄ minutes into 2 the second period. Curtis McElhinney came on and finished with 17 saves to help Carolina win for the sixth time in its last seven playoff games. Carolina also lost defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk after a hard hit by Cal Clutterbuck in the opening minute of the game.
Mathew Barzal scored and Robin Lehner made 16 saves for the Islanders.