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CAROLINA 4, ISLANDERS 2

Saturday, 01.06.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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CAROLINA 4, ISLANDERS 2
Cole's two goals lead the Canes past the Islanders

Official Scoresheet | Official Super Stats

By Jason Lockhart

The Carolina Hurricanes™ 4-2 victory over the Islanders was led by Erik Cole™s two goal performance. Hurricanes goaltender, Cam Ward, bounced back after three consecutive losses to earn the win, Saturday night at the RBC Center.

The Hurricanes scored two back-breaking goals, once in the final second of the first period and the other in the opening minute of the second period to grab a 2-0 lead. While on the power play, Cory Stillman threw the puck in front and Justin Williams backhanded it home with .8 seconds remaining on the clock in the first period. In the second, Ray Whitney fed Cole, who backhanded home his first of the game, 37 seconds into the period.

Trent Hunter got one back for the Islanders when Freddy Meyer's slap pass was tipped in front by Mike Sillinger with 2:04 gone by in the second period. Hunter banged home the rebound for his second goal in two games.

But with the Hurricanes on a two-man advantage, Cole tipped Stillman's shot from the point for a 3-1 Hurricanes lead, just over two minutes after Hunter scored.

Off a scramble in front, Eric Staal scored with 5:20 left in the third period. Satan made it 4-2 with his 11th goal of the season with 2:08 remaining in the third period.

In the first period, Cole was awarded a penalty shot after Tom Poti was called for throwing his stick while trying to knock the puck away. On the ensuing penalty shot, Cole fanned on his shot attempt.

On the Islanders' first power play of the game, Satan clanged two pucks off the post, but failed to cross the goal line.


Five Stars of the Game:
1. Erik Cole:
Scored two goals and was all over the ice
2. Cory Stillman: Two power play assists
3. Cam Ward: Stopped 33 of 35 shots
4. Trent Hunter: Scored the Islanders' first goal
5. Ray Whitney: Two assists


Stat of the Game: The Islanders out-shot their opponent for the third straight game.

Slapshots: Frans Nielsen made his NHL debut for the Islanders...Freddy Meyer IV made his Islanders debut and tallied an assist...Radek Martinek (foot) and Shawn Bates (hand) were tonight's scratches.


ISLANDERS
Goaltenders
39 Rick DiPietro
1   Mike Dunham

Defensemen
32 Brendan Witt - 6 Sean Hill
14 Chris Campoli 44 Freddy Meyer
3 Tom Poti - 8 Bruno Gervais
 
Forwards
12 Chris Simon - 79 Alexei Yashin - 55 Jason Blake
25 Viktor Kozlov - 27 Randy Robitaille - 81 Miroslav Satan
11 Andy Hilbert - 18 Mike Sillinger - 7 Trent Hunter
45 Arron Asham -10 Richard Park - 51 Frans Nielsen


CAROLINA
Goaltenders

30 Cam Ward
47 John Grahame

Defensemen
22 Mike Commodore - 45 David Tanabe
7   Niclas Wallin - 48 Anton Babchuk  
28 Andrew Hutchinson 

Forwards
26 Erik Cole - 17 Rod Brind'Amour -13 Ray Whitney 
24 Scott Walker - 12 Eric Staal - 11 Justin Williams
19 Trevor Letowski - 27 Craig Adams - 14 Kevyn Adams
61 Cory Stillman - 25 Eric Belanger - 59 Chad LaRose
16 Andrew Ladd

 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 62 29 34 4 63
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 62 13 26 21 39
B. Nelson 62 17 19 6 36
F. Nielsen 62 11 25 11 36
A. Lee 56 20 12 12 32
J. Bailey 50 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 52 7 22 15 29
N. Leddy 62 8 17 14 25
T. Hamonic 52 4 19 16 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 32 13 0 .910 2.49
C. Johnson 8 7 1 .890 2.95

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