Series Update – The Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Friday night to complete a 4-0 second-round clean sweep and move into the Eastern Conference Final.
Sebastian Aho, Teuvo Teravainen, Greg McKegg, captain Justin Williams and rookie star Andrei Svechnikov scored for the Canes, with goalie Curtis McElhinney making 26 saves.
The New York Islanders’ scored through a Mathew Barzal power-play goal to give them an early lead and a late Brock Nelson consolation goal. The Islanders only managed five goals in the series, which led to their being swept aside. Three of the Islanders’ five goals during the series came on the power play.
The Canes have now won six straight and eight of nine. They will also have some time to rest and recuperate before they face the winner of the Columbus Blue jackets vs Boston Bruins playoff series.