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Canes snap skid, top Isles 4-2

Posted February 24, 2013

FINAL: Canes 4, Isles 2

The Carolina Hurricanes ended a three-game losing streak Sunday by beating the New York Islanders 4-2 behind goals from the Stall brothers, Bobby Sanguinetti and Alexander Semin.

End of 2: Canes 2, Isles 2

Eric and Jordan Staal scored within a minute of each other late in the second period and the Canes evened the ledger with the Islanders going into the third period.

End of 1: Islanders 2, Canes 0

Former 1st Round pick John Tavares continues to be a problem for the Hurricanes as he has an assist and his league-leading 13th goal already and the Islanders lead Carolina 2-0 at the end of one.

Tavares has been a Canes killer since entering the league as he has 11 goals and 19 points in just 13-plus games against Carolina in his career.

Despite the score, Carolina out-shot the Isles 11-5 through one period.

20:00 1st: Canes at NY Islanders

Cam Ward is back in net tonight for the Canes as Jeremy Welsh is the healthy scratch.

Kevin Poulin will start in net for the Isles.

PREGAME

The New York Islanders recently ended a road trip with consecutive wins and they'll try to make it three victories in a row when they begin a seven-game homestand in Sunday's meeting with the sliding Carolina Hurricanes.

The Islanders will shoot for their first three-game winning streak of the season on Sunday after notching wins in Montreal and Buffalo to go 2-1-0 on a three-game swing. Canes Tracker tn Meet the Carolina Hurricanes

Saturday's win over the Sabres was the fourth victory in six games for New York since beginning February with an 0-5-0 slide.

The Isles took advantage of a rudderless Sabres team on Saturday, blanking Buffalo by a 4-0 score. The Sabres have lost four straight in regulation, including two since firing longtime head coach Lindy Ruff on Wednesday.

Evgeni Nabokov stopped 35 shots to notch his 53rd career shutout.

"I just play and react," Nabokov remarked. "I just try to be ready for the next shot and keep going. I don't want to think too much out there." Carolina Hurricanes Logo Carolina Hurricanes schedule

With Rick DiPietro having cleared wavers and sent down to the Isles' AHL affiliate in Bridgeport, Conn., Nabokov is New York's clear-cut No. 1 and he could get the start on back-to-back days. Kevin Poulin was recalled from Bridgeport to complement Nabokov in a backup role.

Mark Streit recorded a goal and an assist, while Michael Grabner, John Tavares and Colin McDonald each scored once for the Islanders.

New York is just 2-6-0 at home this season but hopes to get something going at Nassau Coliseum during this lengthy residency which lasts until March 9 when the Isles host Washington.

The Hurricanes have lost three straight in regulation and the slide comes directly on the heels of a season-best three-game winning streak.

The latest setback came in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning, who received goals from five different players.

Drayson Bowman and Chad LaRose scored for the Hurricanes, who have lost three in a row for the first time since an 0-6-1 skid from Nov. 23-Dec. 6 of last season. Dan Ellis stopped 34 shots in the loss.
"We got outworked," Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller said. "That's not acceptable in a big game in your own rink. They won all the battles." Carolina Hurricanes Logo More Hurricanes Stories

Carolina is still without speedy forward Jeff Skinner, who has missed the last three games with a concussion. There is still no timetable for his return.

The Hurricanes, who will visit Washington on Tuesday, are 5-3-1 as the road team this season.
Carolina posted a 6-4 road win over the Islanders on Feb. 11 as Jiri Tlusty notched four points on two goals and two assists for the Hurricanes. Alexander Semin also added a goal and two helpers to the winning cause.

The win snapped a four-game losing streak in this series for Carolina, but the Hurricanes have claimed four of six and eight of their past 11 tilts at the Coliseum.

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  • rgsims Feb 24, 8:04 p.m.

    Houston..we have a (goaltending) problem

  • rgsims Feb 24, 8:02 p.m.

    RE: Canes look to end skid at Islanders
    Maybe Cam has something to play for tonite.

    ummm.don't think so

  • HopingForABetterWorld Feb 24, 7:22 p.m.

    Wouldn't be a game with Cam in net if we weren't down 1-0 within the first few minutes of the game. Happens almost every time he plays.

  • bubbba Feb 24, 7:17 p.m.

    Maybe Cam has something to play for tonite.

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