Round 2 Game 4 Recap – New York Islanders v. Carolina Hurricanes

New York Islanders v. Carolina Hurricanes

Game 4 – CAR Leads 3-0

 

Game Recap:

Heading into Game 4 the Carolina Hurricanes look to complete the sweep at home as they take on a desparate New York Islanders team trying to remain alive. The Islanders would get an early break as Andrei Svechnikov would take an early high sticking penalty that would lead to a Mathew Barzal powerplay goal for quick 1-0 lead two and a half minutes into the game. However, the Hurricanes would respond on a powerplay of their own as Sebastian Aho would jam it in past Robin Lehner to tie the game at one.

 

Going into the second period it would be the Hurricanes unleashing a storm early on as Warren Foegele, Sebastian Aho, and Teuvo Teravainen would connect on a tic, tac, toe play as Teravainen scores his sixth of the playoffs. Then Greg McKegg knocks in a loose puck in the slot area to make it 3-1 for the Hurricanes and chase Robin Lehner out of the crease and put in Thomas Greiss for the Islanders. Then after killing a Brock McGinn penalty, Jordan Staal would throw the puck into the slot area and Justin Williams would bat it out of mid air and past Greiss to make it 4-1.

 

Coming into the third period the Hurricanes would choke up this game and kill the clock, and then Andrei Svechnikov would score his third of the playoffs to give the Hurricanes a commanding 5-1 lead. Brock Nelson would score, but it would be too little, too late as the Hurricanes would go on to defeat the islanders 5-2 to sweep the 2nd round series 4 games to none.

 

Lineups:

New York Islanders:

Anders Lee — Mathew Barzal — Jordan Eberle

Josh Bailey — Brock Nelson — Tom Kuhnhackl

Anthony Beauvillier — Valtteri Filppula — Leo Komarov

Matt Martin — Casey Cizikas — Cal Clutterbuck

Nick Leddy — Thomas Hickey

Adam Pelech — Ryan Pulock

Devon Toews — Scott Mayfield

Robin Lehner

Thomas Greiss

Scratched: Luca Sbisa, Dennis Seidenberg, Michael Dal Colle, Ross Johnston

Injured: Johnny Boychuk (lower body), Tanner Fritz (hand), Andrew Ladd (torn ACL)

 

Carolina Hurricanes:

Warren Foegele — Sebastian Aho — Justin Williams

Nino Niederreiter — Jordan Staal — Teuvo Teravainen

Andrei Svechnikov — Lucas Wallmark — Brock McGinn

Jordan Martinook — Greg McKegg — Patrick Brown

Jaccob Slavin — Dougie Hamilton

Brett Pesce — Justin Faulk

Calvin de Haan — Haydn Fleury

Curtis McElhinney

Alex Nedeljkovic

Scratched: Jake Bean, Clark Bishop

Injured: Petr Mrazek (lower body), Trevor van Riemsdyk (upper body), Saku Maenalanen(upper body), Micheal Ferland (upper body)

 

First Period:

Hurricanes Penalty – 1:13 – Andrei Svechnikov 2 minutes for High Sticking

Islanders PPG – 2:30 – Mathew Barzal (2) from Devom Toews (3) and Jordan Eberle (5)

Islanders Penalty – 4:02 – Leo Komarov 2 minutes for Roughing

Hurricanes PPG – 4:44 – Sebastian Aho (4) from Teuvo Teravainen (3) and Justin Faulk (4)

Hurricanes Penalty – 6:33 – Jordan Martinook 2 minutes for Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Islanders Penalty – 6:33 – Scott Mayfield 2 minutes for Tripping

 

End of 1st – NYI – 1       CAR – 1

Shots              10                05

Faceoffs         06                08

Hits               16                  14

PP                 1/1                 1/1

 

Second Period:

Hurricanes Goal – 2:11 – Teuvo Teravainen (6) from Warren Foegele (4) and Sebastian Aho (5)

Hurricanes Goal – 3:17 – Greg McKegg (1) from Brett Pesce (6) and Jordan Martinook (3)

Hurricanes Penalty – 5:38 – Brock McGinn 2 minutes for High Sticking

Hurricanes Goal – 8:51 – Justin Williams (3) from Jordan Staal (5) and Nino Niederreiter (3)

Islanders Penalty – 9:54 – Scott Mayfield 2 minutes for Interference

Hurricanes Penalty – 14:47 – Nino Niederreiter 2 minutes for Slashing

Islanders Penalty – 17:40 – Casey Czikas 2 minutes for Hooking

 

End of 2nd – NYI – 1        CAR – 4

Shots               16                 17

Faceoffs          15                 14

Hits                 25                  20

PP                   1/3                  1/3

 

Third Period:

Islanders Penalty – 5:02 – Leo Komarov 2 minutes for High Sticking

Hurricanes Goal – 15:13 – Andrei Svechnikov (3) from Justin Faulk (5)

Islanders Goal – 18:51 – Brock Nelson (4) from Scott Mayfield (2) and Devon Toews (4)

 

End of 3rd – NYI – 2         CAR – 5

Shots              28                   21

Faceoffs        23                    24

Hits               33                     28

PP                 1/3                    1/4

 

Next Up:

Carolina v. Boston/Columbus – Game 1 Eastern Conference Finals

 

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