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Game Preview: Islanders at Hurricanes

Carolina looks to return to win column against strong Isles squad

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The Canes return to Raleigh Saturday looking to keep their six-game point streak alive against the Islanders.

The Metro division matchup pits Carolina (17-12-4) against a strong Isles (15-8-9) squad that’s earned 15 points in its last 10 games. New York boasts a 6-1-3 record for the month of December, but most recently fell 3-2 to the Capitals in a overtime loss Wednesday.

The Hurricanes will hope to return to the win column after a string a disappointing OT losses of their own, most recently coming up short in a 2-1 heartbreaker in Pittsburgh on Thursday.

Both of the previous games between the Canes and Isles this season have been decided with extra hockey: Carolina came out on top with a 5-4 OT win on Nov. 4 — its most recent OT victory — but New York evened the series with a OT win of its own, besting the Canes 4-3 on Nov. 30.

The Canes will hope to put the Islanders away in three periods given their recent results overtime games, but above all else Carolina needs to keep pace in a highly competitive Metro division where they and the Isles sit fifth and third, respectively.

Feel free to discuss tonight’s matchup below.

  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
  • Watch: Bally Sports South
  • Listen: 99.9 The Fan, Hurricanes App