RALEIGH, N.C. – Josh Bailey’s energy play idea 43 seconds into overtime carried a New York Islanders to a 2-1 win over a Carolina Hurricanes on opening night Thursday.
The diversion was scoreless over a initial 31:33, though a deadlock was damaged when a Islanders Valtteri Filppula kick Carolina goaltender Petr Mrazek between a legs to open a scoring.
It remained 1-0 until late in a third period. Carolina pulled Mrazek in preference of an additional assailant with 3 mins to play. The additional male paid off when Dougie Hamilton’s shot deflected off a left hip of Jordan Staal, and got behind Thomas Greiss with 1:35 left in law to tie a diversion during one.
Carolina’s Micheal Ferland was whistled for a tripping teenager with 4 seconds left in regulation, and a chastisement carried over into a overtime period. The Islanders won a diversion on Bailey’s pen with a teams skating four-on-three to start a 5 notation overtime.
The Hurricanes outshot New York 46-20 for a contest.
Carolina is behind in movement Friday night when they transport to face a Columbus Blue Jackets during 7 p.m.