NEW YORK (AP) — Max Domi scored the go-ahead purpose early within the third interval and the Carolina Hurricanes received assist from a rookie goaltender, boosting their Metropolitan Division lead by beating the New York Islanders 5-2 on Sunday.
The Hurricanes received their fourth in a row and prolonged their edge over the second-place New York Rangers by 4 factors. Carolina has two video games left, together with a go to to Madison Square Garden to face the Rangers on Tuesday night time. New York has three video games remaining.
Carolina tied franchise information for victories (52) and factors (112). Both marks have been set within the 2005-06 season, which culminated within the staff’s sole Stanley Cup championship. Seth Jarvis, Derek Stepan, Jesper Fast, and Brendan Smith additionally scored for the Hurricanes.
Antti Raanta made 17 saves on 18 photographs earlier than showing to endure an harm within the second interval. The Hurricanes are actually lacking their prime two goaltenders after Frederik Andersen suffered an harm on April 16.
Ross Johnston and Ryan Pulock scored for the Islanders, who misplaced their fifth straight recreation. Semyon Varlamov made 29 saves on 32 photographs.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rookie Nick Blankenburg scored his first NHL purpose and added an help to assist Columbus beat Edmonton, breaking a five-game shedding streak and retaining the Oilers from clinching second place within the Pacific Division.
Eric Robinson and Jack Roslovic additionally scored, Oliver Bjorkstrand had a purpose and two assists, and Cole Sillinger added a purpose and an help for Columbus.
Jakub Voracek notched three assists and Gus Nyquist had two helpers for Columbus, whereas Elvis Merzlikins stopped 33 photographs in his twenty sixth win.
Evander Kane and Leon Draisaitl scored for Edmonton, and Mikko Koskinen stopped 26 photographs.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Noah Cates had two objectives and an help and Martin Jones made 37 saves in Philadelphia’s win over Pittsburgh.
Morgan Frost added a purpose and an help and Travis Konecny scored an empty-netter for the Flyers, who received their second straight after shedding six in a row.
Sidney Crosby scored for the Penguins.
The Penguins entered in third place within the Metropolitan Division, two factors forward of Washington. Pittsburgh has two video games remaining and would play the Rangers within the first spherical of the playoffs by staying in third place. If Washington jumps forward of the Penguins, Pittsburgh would meet the Eastern Conference-leading Florida Panthers within the opening spherical.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Alex Nedeljkovic had 17 saves, Oskar Sundqvist and Tyler Bertuzzi every had a purpose and help and Detroit beat New Jersey.
The win snapped a two-game shedding streak for the Red Wings and got here a day after they have been blown out by the Pittsburgh Penguins 7-2.
Sundqvist scored within the first interval and Bertuzzi and Michael Rasmussen added late empty-net objectives.
New Jersey goaltender Andrew Hammond made 21 saves because the Devils misplaced their seventh straight recreation at residence.
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