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Ron Hainsey, Hurricanes defeat Islanders in OT

Defenseman scores second goal of game at 2:52 of extra period

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / Deputy Managing Editor

NEW YORK -- Defenseman Ron Hainsey scored his second goal of the game at 2:52 of overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 5-4 win against the New York Islanders at Barclays Center on Saturday.

Hainsey won it after the Hurricanes were shorthanded for 1:13 in overtime after Sebastian Aho was called for delay of game with 47.6 seconds left in the third period.

"You're obviously happy to get it to overtime at that point," Hainsey said. "We did a good job 5-on-4, and we did a reasonably good job of not letting them get set up. [John] Tavares got in the one time, I just couldn't stay up. He just did a good job of slowing down. But they didn't really get a ton [of chances], they just got the one puck to the net, and we cleared it. Other than that, we didn't really let them get set up 4-on-3, and that's really key. If you let Tavares get it for too long over there, it's probably not going to work out too well. We were fortunate to keep it out of their hands for the most part."


WATCH: All Hurricanes vs. Islanders highlights


Jaccob Slavin, Lee Stempniak and Teuvo Teravainen scored for Carolina (24-20-7), which won its third straight game. Cam Ward made 33 saves in his second start in as many nights.

Anders Lee, Casey Cizikas, Brock Nelson and Josh Bailey scored for New York (22-18-10), which has lost two straight after going 6-0-1 in its previous seven. Jean-Francois Berube allowed five goals on 25 shots in his first start in two weeks.

"It's hard as a goalie when you're not seeing a lot of action, and all of a sudden they come into the zone and they're buzzing," Berube said. "They're a fast team, they're a skilled team, and they had good shots. I just wasn't sharp."

Bailey tied it 4-4 with a power-play goal at 8:33 of the third period with a slap shot from the slot off a faceoff.

Video: CAR@NYI: Bailey rips PPG off faceoff to tie game at 4

Slavin scored at 9:53 of the first period for a 1-0 Hurricanes lead.

After Lee tied it at 11:14 of the first on a deflection, Cizikas gave the Islanders a 2-1 lead when he redirected Ryan Strome's shot past Ward at 2:36 of the second period. But Hainsey tied it 21 seconds later when he beat Berube with a wrist shot from the slot.

Stempniak put the Hurricanes back in front 3-2 when he beat Berube from the left faceoff circle on a 2-on-1 with Jeff Skinner after Islanders defenseman Dennis Seidenberg lost the puck in the neutral zone.

"It was a huge win for us," said Stempniak, who turned 34 on Saturday.

The Islanders tied it again with one minute remaining in the second when Nelson beat Ward from the bottom of the right circle to make it 3-3.

But Teravainen jammed a loose puck past Berube with two seconds left in the period to make it 4-3 after Islanders defenseman Calvin de Haan turned over the puck into the slot.

"That's the way you've got to answer right back," Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said. "The Teravainen goal with the clock winding down in the second ends up being a huge goal."


Goal of the game

Hainsey won it with a slap shot from the slot after Tavares broke his stick on a faceoff in the Islanders zone. "They outplayed us in the third, but we got a big penalty kill late," Stempniak said. "Once Tavares broke his stick, I think we were able to take advantage of that and get a nice shot to get the win. But it's a huge two points for us."

Video: CAR@NYI: Hainsey rifles home second goal for OT win


Save of the game

Ward denied Johnny Boychuk's wrist shot from the slot with 2:18 left in second period to preserve a 3-2 lead.


Highlight of the game

Slavin beat Berube with a slap shot to the top right corner for his second goal of the season.

Video: CAR@NYI: Slavin beats Berube with huge slap slot


Unsung performance of the game

Hurricanes center Victor Rask won eight of 13 faceoffs, had four shots on goal, and blocked three shots in 16:20.

They said it

"We need them all. That's kind of the bottom line. We had an opportunity before the (NHL All-Star) break with five games to set ourselves into a good spot, we got zero points out of 10. We needed to come out and get five or six of these first three before a couple days (off). We would have really had a tall task. It's not like it's easy as it is, but we needed these points without question." -- Hurricanes defenseman Ron Hainsey


"I broke my stick off the faceoff. [Jordan] Staal is real strong in the circle, strong on his stick. I tried to go on instinct, stand beside somebody and take them out of the play, eliminate a point-blank opportunity. There was a lot of room out there, and they were able to get a good look." -- Islanders captain John Tavares


Need to know

Carolina is four points behind the Philadelphia Flyers for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the Eastern Conference. … Bailey has four goals in his past five games.


What's next

Hurricanes: At the Washington Capitals on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; CSN-DC, FS-CR, NHL.TV)

Islanders: Host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday (7 p.m. ET; SN, MSG+2, NHL.TV)


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