Carolina Hurricanes blow New York Islanders away with 7-2 home victory

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Carolina Hurricanes blow New York Islanders away with 7-2 home victory
Getting a win on home ice is something that every team in the National Hockey League enjoys, especially if it’s their first home win of the season. The Carolina Hurricanes got their first
home win in amazing fashion as they skated to a 7-2 rout of the visiting New York Islanders.
How it happened
The Hurricanes were the first to score in this game, with Joe Corvo finding the back of the net at 10:12 of the first period. His slap shot was assisted by Jeff Skinner and Chad LaRose.
Rookie Jon Matsumoto scored his first career NHL goal at 15:48, with Sergei Samsonov and Tom Kostopoulos earning the assists. Samsonov and Kostopoulos later assisted on Eric Staal’s slap shot at 18:51, which was Staal’s fourth goal of the season.
Carolina continued their torrid pace in the second period, with an unassisted Brandon Sutter tally at 9:40. Less than a minute later, Jiri Tlusty notched his first goal of the 2010-11
campaign with a wrist shot that beat Rick DiPietro at 10:23. Jay Harrison and Anton Babchuk earned the assists.
The Isles finally got on the board at 2:12 of the final frame. Michael Grabner picked up his third goal of the season, which put an end to Cam Ward’s shutout bid. Doug Weight and Bruno
Gervais were credited with the assists. Jeff Skinner got that one back for the home team, scoring on the power play at 10:09. P.A. Parenteau then replied with a power play marker for the Islanders at 15:29, while Jon Matsumoto rounded out the scoring at 19:26.
What they’re saying
If there was one thing on Hurricanes head coach Paul Maurice’s mind during the game, it was to ensure that his team scored in the first period to end the team’s scoreless streak. Thankfully,
his charges replied with three unanswered goals in the first frame.
“I didn’t want to go through that first period without scoring,” Maurice said. “It was good because then you don’t have to talk about (the scoreless streak) anymore.”
Maurice also praised the ‘Canes effort in the game, even though nothing seemed out of the ordinary for them.
“It was pretty much the same kind of effort we’ve been getting,’ Maurice said. “There wasn’t anything out of the ordinary. (But) then we got on a roll, got a good feeling and started to
do a lot of good things right for a while. Then coaches have fun after that.”
Islanders defenceman Mike Mottau and his team-mates were hoping to take advantage of the Hurricanes’ home-ice struggles, but they ultimately ended up on the wrong end of a big loss.
“We’re extremely disappointed,” Mottau said. “We wanted to come out with a better effort after the loss in Philly. This team was struggling at home, and we wanted to take advantage of
it. We didn’t put our best effort out there, and it showed on the scoreboard.”
Carolina will play their next game against the Florida Panthers on Friday, 5 November, while Islanders will face the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, 6 November.



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