Hurricanes can't close out Islanders, lose Game 4 of first-round series in double OT

Luke DeCock, The News & Observer on

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ELMONT, N.Y. — The Carolina Hurricanes couldn’t sweep the New York Islanders for the second time in six years. Instead, they’ll have a chance to close out the series at home on Tuesday.

Mathew Barzal’s goal 84 seconds into the second overtime gave the Islanders a 3-2 win on Saturday and sent the series back to Raleigh for Game 5 on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at PNC Arena.

Stefan Noesen’s power-play goal with just under six minutes to play forced the first overtime of this postseason after the Islanders held a late 2-1 lead.

This was the third time since relocation the Hurricanes have gone up 3-0 in a playoff series, and the second time they couldn’t finish it in Game 4.

Seth Jarvis gave the Hurricanes an early lead with a power-play goal, but they were playing from behind by the third period after goals from Barzal and Jean-Gabriel Pageau put the New York Islanders ahead as they fought for their playoff lives.


Jarvis got to a Brent Burns rebound on the power play before Barzal held off Brady Skjei on the right wing, deked for space and beat Frederik Andersen from distance to answer.

With the Islanders on the power play to start the third period, Andersen blocked down a Noah Dobson shot right to Pageau on the far side. Noesen answered with a power-play goal, redirecting a Teuvo Teravainen shot past Semyon Varlamov.

Andersen was strong early, stopping Pierre Engvall from point-blank range and a Dobson shot through traffic, but the Hurricanes drew the game’s first penalty when Anders Lee tripped Jalen Chatfield in the neutral zone — and Jarvis converted.

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