The New York Islanders staved off elimination, at least for the time being, with a 3-2 win on Tuesday night over the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 5 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
While their backs were against the wall, the Islanders’ big-name players answered the call of duty. Behind 34 saves from Ilya Sorokin in net and goals from Pierre Engvall, Brock Nelson and Mathew Barzal, the Islanders stunned a raucous crowd on the road at PNC Arena in Raliegh, NC.
The Islanders now trail the Hurricanes three games to two as the series shifts back to UBS Arena for Game 6 on Friday night.
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