Hurricanes face the Islanders in division play

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

New York Islanders (8-7-6, fifth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (13-8, second in the Metropolitan Division)

Raleigh, North Carolina; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Islanders face the Carolina Hurricanes in Metropolitan Division action on Thursday.

Carolina is 5-2-0 against the Metropolitan Division and 13-8 overall. The Hurricanes have gone 13-3-0 when scoring at least three goals.

New York has a 3-2-3 record in Metropolitan Division play and an 8-7-6 record overall. The Islanders are 3-1-4 in games they serve more penalty minutes than their opponents.

The matchup Thursday is the second time these teams meet this season. The Hurricanes won 4-3 in overtime in the last meeting.

TOP PERFORMERS: Sebastian Aho has five goals and 14 assists for the Hurricanes. Jesperi Kotkaniemi has scored four goals with one assist over the last 10 games.

Bo Horvat has six goals and nine assists for the Islanders. Brock Nelson has five goals and four assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hurricanes: 7-3-0, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.9 assists, 2.6 penalties and 5.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.

Islanders: 3-4-3, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.5 assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.

INJURIES: Hurricanes: Andrei Svechnikov: day to day (illness), Frederik Andersen: out (blood clotting).

Islanders: Sebastian Aho: out (undisclosed), Adam Pelech: out (upper body).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.