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Islanders 5, Hurricanes 4

The Canes score four but still drop a tough one at the PNC

New York Islanders v Carolina Hurricanes
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA - DECEMBER 23: Mike Reilly #2 of the New York Islanders defends against Andrei Svechnikov #37 of the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period at PNC Arena on December 23, 2023 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Their six game point streak came to an end on Saturday night as the Carolina Hurricanes lost to the New York Islanders, 5-4 at the PNC.

The Canes fell behind early and they were playing catchup throughout most of the contest. They were just unable to get over the hump.

Goalie, Pyotr Kochetkov, who had played very well in recent games, probably allowed a couple goals he would like to have back but his teammates had a few too many turnovers as well.

Jaccob Slavin blamed the outcome on loose play.

“As a team, we have to be better defensively.”

Teravainen, Aho, Slavin, and Noesen had the goals for the home team.

The Hurricanes will now take a few days off before they take on the Predators in Nashville on Wednesday, December 27.

Game Notes:

  • The Canes outshot the Islanders 40-28. They also missed the net 18 times and had 26 shots blocked for a total of 84 shot attempts. The Islanders had a total of 44. (28-9-7)
  • Svechnikov and Jarvis led the way with five hits each. The team total was 16.
  • Brent Burns continues to lead the team with ice time. He played 22:08 this game.

Game Summary - https://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20232024/GS020516.HTM

Event Summary - https://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20232024/ES020516.HTM

Interviews - https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/bqmv15pk357md5b9qqilq/h?rlkey=xza9b1ijqrz4lcydsfs5up10m&dl=0