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Canes win second in a row and Ron Hainsey gets second straight game-winner!

Ron Hainsey notches the game-winner against the Islanders
Ron Hainsey notches the game-winner against the Islanders
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The Carolina Hurricanes battled back from behind twice, tied the game in the third period, and then won in overtime as they defeated the New York Islanders, 3-2 on Thursday night in New York.

The win improved Carolina's overall record to 4-6-0  and they finished their seven game road trip at 4-3-0.

For the second straight game, Ron Hainsey notched the game-winner for the Hurricanes.

Eddie Lack went the distance for the visitors in this game and earned his first win of the season by making 17 saves on 19 New York shots.

The home team jumped out to a 1-0 lead about midway through the opening period on a goal by Matt Martin but later in the period, Brock McGinn tied up the game with his second goal of the year.

The Islanders would take the lead again with a powerplay goal in the second period but the Canes started to make a push in the third.

With just five minutes and change left, Jordan Staal made a pretty feed to Chris Terry, who buried his shot to tie the game.

It was Jordan's first point of the season, which will hopefully get him on a roll.  He played a solid, complete game, probably his best effort of the season.  The Canes outshot the Isles in the third period, 13-4 and seemed to dominate possession time.

The overtime period was exciting as both teams went up and down the ice until Hainsey beat his man to the net with 2:21 left.  Jordan Staal fed him perfectly and the defenseman made a nice move to beat goalie, Thomas Greiss.

Hainsey also scored the game-winning goal in Detroit with a blast from the blueline on Tuesday night.

The Canes will return home right after the game and will face the Colorado Avalanche Friday night.

Game Notes:

  • Jordan Staal not only had two assists, he was tied with Jeff Skinner with a team high five shots on goal and was also tied with a team high four hits.  Eric Staal also had four hits.
  • The team had 10 blocked shots, led by Hainsey with four.
  • Carolina outshot the Islanders, 29-19 for the game.
  • Eddie Lack looked much better in this game and did not allow any softies.
  • The powerplay went 0-2 and did not generate a shot on goal.
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