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RALEIGH, NC. - The Carolina Hurricanes will try to defend home ice for a second consecutive game on Monday, as they play Game 2 against the New York Islanders.


When: Monday, April 22

Puck Drop: 7:30 p.m. ET

Series: Carolina Leads 1-0

Watch: ESPN2, SN360, TVAS

Listen: 99.9 The Fan, Hurricanes App

Odds at Time of Publishing, Provided By Fanatics Sportsbook: Canes -230

The Series So Far

  • Game 1: Frederik Andersen stops 33 out of 34 shots faced, backstopping the Canes to a series-opening victory.

Last Time Out

  • The Canes got the scoring started just 1:35 into Saturday's first period, using an Evgeny Kuznetsov power play goal to take an early lead.
  • New York pushed back and was the better team for the rest of the first period and all the way through the second, but Stefan Noesen scored the game-winner early in the third.
  • Martin Necas closed things out with an empty netter.
  • Frederik Andersen was unquestionably the difference though, allowing just one goal.

Postseason Svech

  • Although he was held off the scoresheet, Rod Brind'Amour said that Andrei Svechnikov was Carolina's best skater in Game 1.
  • Svechnikov had a noticeable jump to his game, eager to make an impact after missing all of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
  • No. 37 led all Canes skaters with six shots on goal and made an important keep-in at the blue line that led to the game's first goal.
  • For the third period he was boosted up within the lineup, skating alongside Sebastian Aho and Jake Guentzel, but at Sunday's skate, he was back alongside Jordan Martinook and Jordan Staal.

In Net

  • Frederik Andersen was spectacular to start the series for Carolina, but now the question becomes, will they go right back to him?
  • Aside from the meaningless regular season finale, the Canes rotated every game between Andersen and Kochetkov for the final 20 contests, so will it now be Kochetkov's turn?
  • When Brind'Amour was asked if he would consider the rotation last week, he said everything was on the table. On Sunday, he said the team had an idea of what they were going to do but preferred not to share it until game day.
  • If it is Kochetkov, he went 19-7-3 after December 12, posting a .923 save percentage that was the best among any Eastern Conference goaltender who played 30 games.

On The Other Side

  • Anders Lee (7), Mathew Barzal (5), and Bo Horvat (5) combined for 17 of New York's 33 shots on goal in Game 1, carrying the offense for the team.
  • Kyle MacLean was the lone goal-scorer for the team, but it came after a Lee redirection in front.
  • Post-game, Head Coach Patrick Roy said he was pretty pleased with the amount of chances they generated, but at the same time, he was frustrated that they weren't able to cash in on more of their chances.
  • It remains to be seen whether the Islanders will stick with Semyon Varlamov, who stopped 23 out of 25 in the Game 1 loss, or if the team will turn to Ilya Sorokin, who played 56 regular season games.

Injury Updates

  • Forward Jesper Fast suffered an upper-body injury on Tuesday, April 16. He has not practiced since and did not play in Saturday's Game 1.  President & General Manager Don Waddell said that it is not a concussion and he should only be sidelined a matter of days.

What Are We Wearing?

  • The team will be wearing their black sweaters for all home games during the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and white for all road games.

Additional Game Information

Where To Watch

  • Can't make it to PNC Arena, or looking for a place to watch the road games in the series?
  • Visit any Carolina Ale House in the state to watch the Canes throughout the playoffs.

What's Next After This Game?

  • The Canes are scheduled to practice on Tuesday and Wednesday before flying to New York ahead of Thursday's Game 3.