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Thursday, November 7th (All times Eastern)

New York Islanders (6-6-3) at Carolina Hurricanes (5-7-3), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - Justin Peters finally earned his first win of the season to help the Carolina Hurricanes end a five-game losing streak their last time out. He hopes to make it two in a row on Thursday, when the Hurricanes host the New York Islanders in a Metropolitan Division battle at PNC Arena.

Peters, who has been the only goaltender Carolina has used since Cam Ward was injured early in a game on Oct. 24 in Minnesota, was 0-5-0 on the season before recording a victory Tuesday in Philadelphia. Making his fifth straight start between the pipes, Peters stopped 28-of-29 shots in a 2-1 overtime decision over the Flyers.

Although he entered this season as third on Carolina's depth chart behind Ward and Anton Khudobin, Peters is currently the No. 1 goaltender for the 'Canes. He nearly fell to 0-6 in that role on Tuesday, but his teammates pulled out the win with some late heroics.

Peters allowed Philadelphia's Scott Hartnell to score the game's first goal with 3:58 left in the third, but Jordan Staal evened things at 1-1 by scoring with just 52.3 seconds remaining in regulation. Manny Malhotra then scored the game winner at 2:40 of overtime to lift Carolina to its first win since Oct. 19 against the Islanders.

After Philadelphia defenseman Mark Streit turned the puck over, Malhotra got behind the defense and charged in on Mason before beating him with a backhander.

"I think we're happy with the win right now," said Malhotra. "We're sticking to our plan and letting things come together here. This was a big step and we'll keep going at it."

Jiri Tlusty scored a pair of goals for Carolina in the club's 4-3 road win over the Islanders on Oct. 19. Ward earned the win with 22 saves in that meeting, while New York netminder Evgeni Nabokov allowed all four goals on just 19 shots.

Carolina has taken four straight in the series with the Islanders overall and has a 4-1-1 record in the past six meetings in Raleigh.

The Islanders had won two straight before getting slammed in Tuesday's road game against the Washington Capitals. Alex Ovechkin delivered two goals and an assist to lead the way in Washington's 6-2 drubbing of New York.

John Tavares and Kyle Okposo both had a goal and an assist for the Islanders, while Nabokov allowed all six Washington goals on 39 shots.

Tavares enters Thursday with a goal in each of his last three games. He has victimized Carolina to the tune of 12 goals and 21 points in 16 career games against the club.

The Isles will continue their four-game road trip Saturday in Columbus before completing the trek the following night against Montreal.

11/07 10:57:40 ET

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NY Rangers TSN, CNBC, CSN-PHI, MSG
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Chicago 4/17 8:00 PM ET
St. Louis NBCSN, CSN-CHI, FSN-MW
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
Minnesota 4/17 9:30 PM ET
Colorado CNBC, TSN, Altitude
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
Los Angeles 4/17 10:30 PM ET
San Jose NBCSN, CBC, FSN-W
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Standings

2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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