After a scoreless first period, Carolina took over the second.
About five minutes later, Jordan Staal scored his first goal of the season during a powerplay opportunity. Ryan Murphy fed Staal nicely to earn the assist, his fifth point in eight games this season.
The Canes would take a penalty late in the period and the Islanders took advantage as Matt Moulson got the home team on the board with just over a minute left.
At 11:06 into the third period, Tlusty would make it 4-1 off of a perfect pass by Semin, but the Islanders were not yet finished.
The New Yorkers scored twice more to make things interesting and would put on a ton of pressure late in the game as Justin Faulk went to the box for a delay of game call, but the Canes held on to win their second in a row and pushed their record to 4-2-3.
The club will now have a few days off before traveling to Minnesota for a game on Thursday night.
- The Canes were called for five penalties and killed three of the five. They scored once on three opportunities.
- Tlusty had a team high four shots on goal. Carolina had 23 shots for the game. After an even first period, (7-7), the Canes outshot the home team 12-7 in the second but were outshot 11-4 in the third.
- The team was credited with seven hits and Mike Komisarek had a team high two. The club had 16 blocked shots, again led by Komisarek with four.
- Andrej Sekera had a team high 28:32 of ice time.