After a poor effort in Buffalo, the New York Islanders played again just 24 hours later against a team that is playoff bound. At the start, it was all Carolina with Derek Stepan scoring just 2:25 into the game as Antti Raanta stopped the first few chances for the Islanders.
Noah Dobson really did not look good on the play too with Stepan as he tried to force a pass that Stepan read perfectly. Later in the period, Kyle Palmieri went to the box with a penalty and Seth Jarvis netted his 17th of the season.
The Islanders looked dead but after Zdeno Chara showed some life trying to throw some hands, Ross Johnston got the Isles on the board with his second goal of the season.
In the second period, Howie Rose joined the booth for the period which was awesome but what was even better was the Islanders continuing to come back to life. They looked much better in the second frame and even got two power play chances. On the second of the two, Ryan Pulock with a blast was able to score for the Islanders to tie this game up at two.
After a tough start, just like that the Islanders were back in this game heading into the third period. In the third period though things got bad again. It was Max Domi giving the Carolina Hurricanes the lead once again just 5:40 into the third frame.
The Islanders would get a power play when Jordan Martinook took a hooking penalty against Mathew Barzal but the Isles didn't have much luck on the man advantage. The Islanders elected to pull Semyon Varlamov early at with 2:07 remaining the Hurricanes added an empty net goal to ice this one. Then Brendan Smith added another empty netter to make it a 5-2 game.
The Islanders losing streak goes to five as they drop this one 5-2. The Islanders are back in action on Tuesday heading to Washington to take on the Capitals.